Social Work and Social Care has been revised and updated to take into account the profound changes that have occurred in social work over the past two years, in particular the extensive legislative changes to childrens and community care services. A new chapter examines the relevance of social exclusion for social work and continues to affirm the importance of equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory practice within social work.
Social Work and Social Care:
* outlines the importance of social policy for social work
* describes the powerful ideological forces that underpin current practice
* considers the future of social work and social care within * altered social and political contexts
* covers all main areas of social work
* includes a glossary and useful website addresses.
This book is essential reading for students approaching the study of social work, social care and social policy and includes the most current research available.
Table of Contents
1. Social Policy, Social Work and Social Care 2. Ideology and the Rise of Social Work 3. Anti-discriminatory Practice and Social Policy 4. Residential Care: The Last Resort? 5. Community Care 6. Policy Dilemmas in Child and Family Support 7. Citizenship and Empowerment 8. Social Work in Altered Circumstances
'Were all my personal social service students to have read this book before we started, it would make my teaching much easier, and probably far more effective.' - John Baldock, University of Kent, Social Policy Association News