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Social Policy for Social Work - Robert Adams

Social Policy for Social Work

By: Robert Adams, Jo Campling (Editor)

Paperback Published: 8th February 2002
ISBN: 9780333774731
Number Of Pages: 288

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Social Policy for Social Work provides a comprehensive, critical and engaging introduction to social policy for students and practitioners of social work.

The text is clearly structured into three parts that cover contexts, policies and issues. The first part explores changing perspectives on social policy and social work and provides an introduction to the broad range of specific policy aspects discussed in part two which include:
social security
health and community care
family and child care
criminal justice.

Part three focuses on key issues such as tackling divisions and inequalities, the control of services including empowering people receiving services, and future policy trends. Additionally, appendices provide a key to common abbreviations, dates of the main legislation and internet addresses of main information sources on policy and research.

Illustrations from practice are included throughout to highlight implications for social work practice. The text focuses on contemporary Britain but also draws examples from European, global and historical contexts wherever appropriate.

This exceptional text demonstrates clearly the relevance and implications of social policy for social work practice. It is an essential and practical resource for all students and practitioners in the welfare field.

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'...a perceptive and critical view of social policy developments with respect to social work practice.' - David Denney, Social Policy

Changing Perspectives on Social Policy and Social Workp. 3
Social Securityp. 37
Employmentp. 55
Housingp. 72
Health and Community Carep. 92
Family and Childcarep. 110
Youth Justice and Criminal Justicep. 127
Tackling Divisions and Inequalitiesp. 151
Organising and Delivering Social Servicesp. 173
Financing Social Servicesp. 186
Who Controls Social Services?p. 200
Future Trendsp. 213
App. 1: Abbreviationsp. 229
Key Dates: Legislationp. 234
Internet Addresses of Main Sources of Information on Policy and Researchp. 237
Bibliographyp. 239
Indexp. 263
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ISBN: 9780333774731
ISBN-10: 0333774736
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 8th February 2002
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.8 x 13.9  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1