"The Handbook of Residential Care" addresses the particular challenges experienced by residential staffs by bringing together the many areas of work and responsibilities that occur in a variety of perspectives and settings. In this practical guide, author John Burton combines analysis, guidance and reflective discussion with real examples and case studies to present a complete examination of the experience of working in a residential setting.
While focusing on the British system of social work, Burton examines the fundamentals of residential care which are applicable to all systems, such as management of time, keeping a diary, first contact with a new resident, creating the right environment, and building relationships with children. He also provides specific examples of the day-to-day running of a residential center, such as the instigation of a non-smoking policy and the management of bed times. "The Handbook of Residential Care" will be invaluable to all practitioners, team leaders and managers working in residential care, as well as to social workers, planners and social policy makers.