A Dictionary of Social Work and Social Care

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OUP Oxford, Jan 24, 2013 - Reference - 515 pages
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This new dictionary provides over 1,500 A-Z 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. Useful appendices include a glossary of acronyms and a Table of Legislation, Regulations, and Codes of Practice. Entry-level bibliographies and web links provide further resources and the web links are listed and regularly updated on a dedicated companion website. A Dictionary of Social Work and Social Care 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 andYoung 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 thestatutory sector.

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