A Dictionary of Social Work and Social Care (2 ed.)
Previous Edition (1 ed.)
Over 1,700 entries
The new edition of this dictionary has been fully revised to provide up-to-date definitions of terms from the field of social care, concentrating on social work as a significant area within this field. Covering social work theories, methods, policies, organizations, and statutes, as well as key terms from interdisciplinary topics such as health and education, this is the most up-to-date dictionary of its kind available. It also provides extended entries on specialisms such as children and families, domestic violence, and residential care and has been updated to include new legislation.
Useful appendices include a glossary of acronyms and a Table of Legislation, Regulations, and Codes of Practice. Entry-level further reading recommendations and web links provide further resources.
It is a must-have for students of social care and related subjects, as well as for qualified social workers undertaking continuing professional development programmes.
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John Harris is Emeritus Professor at the University of Warwick and Visiting Professor at Royal Holloway, University of London. He was a social worker, training officer, and manager prior to moving into social work education.
Vicky White is a Practice Educator in the Children, Learning and Young People’s Directorate, Coventry City Council. She was previously Associate Professor at the University of Warwick and, in addition to substantial experience in qualifying and post-qualifying social work education, she has worked as a social worker in field and residential settings in the statutory sector.