The Task, Heart and Art of Managing Social Care
Written for the hard-pressed manager of social care, Leading Good Care cuts through the obstructions of red tape and procedures to focus on task, role and practice. Managers will discover in this book understanding, inspiration, confidence and the authority to lead their service.
Three Steps to Make A Real Difference
This book presents a simple and direct three-step approach for developing effective safeguarding practice, providing structured guidance for frontline managers and practitioners.
A Social Worker's Guide to Presenting Evidence in Care Proceedings
Fully updated to cover the latest developments in the law and procedure, See You in Court provides accessible guidance for social workers on how to to serve children's best interests throughout the court process.
Practical Techniques for Early Intervention
When someone is suspected of being violent towards their family, the onus often falls on the victim to keep the children safe. This practical handbook turns the attention back to the cause of the problem, by helping practitioners to engage with perpetrators, to make safety-focussed interventions and motivate them towards seeking more in depth help.
Assessing Risk and Developing Safety Plans
Children and Young People Whose Behaviour is Sexually Concerning or Harmful gives professionals clear and effective advice, safe care plans and strengths based methods on how to deal with children and young people who display inappropriate signs of sexual behaviour.
Hitting the Ground Running
This book gives social workers everything they need to know to succeed in the workplace as they move from student to newly qualified worker. Easy to read and practical it tackles the key challenges they are likely to face.
Learning from Foster Children and the Families Who Care For Them
What are the key ingredients for long lasting foster care placements? In this study the lives and routines of 10 foster families, considered to be providers of effective and lasting care are examined. Featuring original research, the type of care that these families provide and the reason for their success is analysed.
Standing in My Shoes
Wide-ranging, authoritative and grounded in the expertise of people with intellectual disabilities, this book offers an authentic account of the challenges those with intellectual disabilities face in their relationships and sex lives across the globe and explores what society needs to do to respect their rights.
Developing Evidence-Based International Practice
Definitive and wide-ranging, this international review of therapeutic residential child care covers the latest research on how it works, how much it costs compared with the outcomes it delivers and how to deliver this effective form of care for the most troubled children in public care.
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