The Social Worker's Guide to the Care Act 2014


Author: Pete Feldon
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781911106685
Category: Law
Page: 328
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The Care Act 2014 is arguably the most significant piece of legislation in the UK since the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990 in relation to adults who have social care needs. It is particularly important for social workers as it sets out the legislative context for the core social work processes that apply to all adults. The Social Worker's Guide to the Care Act 2014 considers the Act and the statutory guidance from the perspective of what is most important and relevant for social workers. It covers the key stages of what is known as the 'customer journey'-first contact, assessment of needs, prevention, consideration of eligibility, charging and financial assessment, care and support planning, and review. In addition, other chapters look at significant issues that cut across several stages of the customer journey, such as safeguarding and working with NHS colleagues. To provide a broader context for the Care Act, consideration is made for how the Act consolidates and modernises social care law and codifies good practice. There is also an examination of how the new legislation is reshaping the language of social care. This book provides qualifying social workers with a working knowledge of what the Care Act and the accompanying statutory guidance says about their professional role and how professional judgments are to be made, and helps them to understand the good practice that is codified in the statutory guidance. [Subject: UK Social Work]~

Safeguarding Adults in Social Work


Author: Andy Mantell,Terry Scragg
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 0857254030
Category: Social Science
Page: 224
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This fully-revised Second Edition looks at how practitioners and students can achieve best-practice when working with vulnerable adults. The first part of the book explores the evolution of concepts and policies for safeguarding adults, with particular reference to the Human Rights Act 1998 and the Capacity Act 2005. In the second section the focus shifts to good practice in empowering vulnerable adults. The final section focuses on developing effective professional and inter-professional practice.

Using the Law in Social Work


Author: Robert Johns
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1526412489
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
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A core function of social work is to assist, empower and protect the most vulnerable in society. Every day social workers make difficult decisions in complex and challenging situations. They work in organisations that have clear statutory duties. It is essential therefore, that social work students know what their responsibilities are. Familiarity with law, legislation and legal processes is consequently fundamental to sound social work practice. This bestselling book helps social work students gain this foothold in understanding law as it applies to social work practice. It avoids complicated legal jargon remote from the everyday realities of practice, offering instead a grounding in legally-appropriate, rights-based social work. It covers the full range of social work law, including services for children and families and child protection, adult care law, youth justice, court work, professional regulation and human rights.

Writing Analytical Assessments in Social Work


Author: Chris Dyke
Publisher: Critical Publishing
ISBN: 1911106082
Category: Social Science
Page: 144
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Writing assessments and reports is a core part of a social worker’s role. Yet Ofsted, courts and research all identify a lack of analytical rigour in social work reports. Many are overlong, descriptive reports where what is needs is the application of professional judgement, a clear analysis and the ability to pull out causal relationships. Writing Analytical Assessments in Social Work is a guide to the principles of good writing and methodically shows you: how to analyse how to structure the process of writing an assessment (researching, chronologising, informed data-gathering, putting it all together), and how to get this done under time constraints. Written in an accessible way and packed with examples and case studies, this book is both practically-minded and constantly returning to first principles: reminding you what it is you are trying to achieve and teaching you how to write reports that can be read by families and judges alike. You will learn how to write high quality, useful and timely assessments without becoming mechanistic or managerial. It aims to kill the myth of a trade-off between efficiency and quality of work.

Assessments in Social Work with Adults


Author: Elaine Aspinwall-Roberts,Community Care (Organization Great Britain)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335245226
Category: Social Science
Page: 98
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This pocketbook, aimed at both qualified professionals and students, offers practical and useful advice on how to conduct a good assessment that is person-centred. This includes links to the current legal framework, key roles and links to theory and practice.

Safeguarding Adults Under the Care Act 2014

Understanding Good Practice
Author: Adi Cooper,Emily White
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784503584
Category: Social Science
Page: 240
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Practice in safeguarding adults is changing, with a shift in approach to ensure it is person-centred and outcome-focused. The Care Act 2014 introduced new safeguarding duties for local authorities, and this book describes what up-to-date practice should look like, and how to provide the best quality care and support for adults who may be at risk of abuse or neglect. Chapters cover core areas of practice according to Care Act and adult safeguarding principles, identify the fundamental skills and knowledge practitioners working in this area should be able to utilise and introduce the emerging challenging issues in the workplace. As well as being invaluable to practitioners working directly in this field, this is also ideally suited to be a text for any social work course or programme on adult safeguarding practice.

Newly-Qualified Social Workers

A Practice Guide to the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment
Author: Steven Keen,Jonathan Parker,Keith Brown,Di Galpin
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1473988276
Category: Social Science
Page: 248
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The first year of practice can be a particularly daunting and challenging time for newly-qualified social workers (NQSWs). This fully revised and updated book directly addresses the crucial transition period between finishing off the social work degree and managing the first years of practice. It offers down to earth, practical guidance on applying for your first post and managing your work load in the first few years. From useful sections on the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE), supervision, dealing with conflict, court skills, report writing, and team work to what professionalism actually looks like in practice, this book will throw a life belt to not only NQSWs entering the workplace but for students on qualifying programmes who wish to develop their skills beyond graduation.

Evidencing CPD

A Guide to Building your Social Work Portfolio
Author: Daisy Bogg,Dr. Maggie Challis
Publisher: Critical Publishing
ISBN: 1911106163
Category: Social Science
Page: 192
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The social work profession is in a state of flux and it is now more important than ever that social workers take responsibility for their own professional development needs. Fully updated to reflect the current social work landscape, including the Knowledge and Skills statements, Evidencing CPD provides a comprehensive guide to support social workers to create and develop their own portfolio and focus on critical reflection as a learning tool for CPD activities. By developing a professional portfolio all the elements of the changing environment can be brought into a single place so that individual practice lies at the heart of service improvement. This book helps social workers to work through the process, providing hints, tips and guidance on constructing a portfolio in line with the PCF. It also helps guide critical reflection so they can learn from their own practice. This best-selling publication is packed with examples and exercises to support personal portfolio development and is mapped to the different levels of social work progression.

Getting Ready for Direct Practice in Social Work


Author: Peter Scourfield
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1526417448
Category: Social Science
Page: 224
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This very practical book will support students to meet the requirements of the compulsory Readiness for Direct Practice assessment. Useful for social work students and lecturers alike, it takes each of the 9 domains that students are tested on, breaks them down step-by step and provides a range of interactive activities that enable them to acquire the knowledge, values and skills for practice required at this level. It offers students a foundation to the key areas of knowledge for each of the 9 domains, while also signposting them to other popular books in the Transforming Social Work Practice series for a more detailed discussion as well.

Care Act 2014

An A-Z of Law and Practice
Author: Michael Mandelstam
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857009915
Category: Social Science
Page: 288
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The Care Act 2014 represents a major upheaval in adult social care law: the biggest since 1948. This book sets out and explains the provisions of the Care Act 2014 in simple terms, illustrating its practical implications for both social and health care with many legal cases and local ombudsman investigations. It also includes a substantial section on NHS Continuing Health Care and how it relates to the Care Act. Presented in a handy A - Z format, Michael Mandelstam brings his extensive experience in this field to bear on this new, important piece of legislation. It is essential reading for health and social care managers and practitioners, advocates, lawyers, policy makers and students of social work and social policy.

Specialist Communication Skills for Social Workers

Developing Professional Capability
Author: Johanna Woodcock Ross
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 113754533X
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
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This book gives students a solid understanding of the key issues involved in effective communication within social work settings. Now going into its second edition, it combines practical examples with a clear theoretical approach and demonstrates the subtleties of communication with specific and diverse service users and carers.

Personalisation in Social Work


Author: Ali Gardner
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1446297802
Category: Social Science
Page: 176
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The government agenda on Personalisation and self-directed support is fast-moving and rapidly changing. It is vital therefore that students and practitioners alike are aware of the key issues and debates, as well as the policy that surrounds this area of practice. This timely and fully revised second edition provides an overview of the personalisation agenda and looks at the recent legislation in a broad historical and theoretical perspective. This approach will provide opportunities for students to consider the changes to the social work role and to evaluate the impact of this for service users and as practitioners.

Social Work with Adults


Author: Martin Brett Davies
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137015500
Category: Political Science
Page: 360
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Social workers are constantly making decisions under pressure. How do policy, law, research and theory influence what they do This important book provides the answers with a crystal-clear map of the adult social work field. Focused on four major themes - personalization, mental health, substance use, old age – the book brings together expert commentators to: ■ Outline the policy background; ■ Summarize the relevant law; ■ Describe the key theories; ■ Highlight the research findings. A wealth of real life case studies reveal, in detail, the challenges that social workers face every day. Through a series of questions, readers are invited to join in the process of 'Making connexions' between different elements of social work knowledge and practice. Edited by the highly respected Martin Davies, this authoritative and illuminating book explores the crucial role of social workers in securing a better future for vulnerable and disadvantaged service users. It is an essential investment for students, educators and practitioners alike.

Law for Social Workers


Author: Helen Carr,David Goosey
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198783450
Category:
Page: 664
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Law for Social Workers has been supporting social work students and professionals for over 25 years. Written by an expert lecturer team with practical experience, this book provides the perfect combination of legal explanation and practical insight and is the ideal text to see students through their course and career. This edition continues to provide an accurate, jargon-free account of the law social workers need to know, with helpful diagrams and case studies included throughout to explain areas of difficulty and ensure understanding for students and professionals at all levels. The 14th edition includes an expanded Social Worker's Toolkit, offering practical advice on topics such as going to court, preparing evidence, and writing reports, providing the ideal support while on placement or in the workplace. The book is accompanied by a fully interactive Online Resource Centre with a wealth of resources for both students and lecturers.

The Social Worker's Guide to the Mental Capacity Act 2005


Author: Robert Brown,Paul Barber
Publisher: Learning Matters Limited
ISBN: 9781844451296
Category: Law
Page: 160
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When an adult lacks the mental capacity to make a particular decision, it sometimes falls to professional staff to make a decision for them. Until now, there has been little UK statute law to govern how such decisions should be made. The UK's Mental Capacity Act (2007) provides a new statutory framework for decision making. This book provides a practical guide to working within the requirements of the Act, identifying situations where staff will need to be familiar with the Act and the UK Code of Practice, and providing checklists and exercises to help people to ensure compliance with the new requirements.

Practising Social Work Law


Author: Suzy Braye,Michael Preston-Shoot
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137560312
Category: Social Science
Page: 400
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Since the third edition of Practising Social Work Law published in 2010, new legislation – such as the Care Act 2014, the Equality Act 2010, and the Children and Families Act 2014 – has had a significant impact on the social work profession. Practitioners must not only know the law; they must also have a critical appreciation of its implications for human rights, civil liberties and social justice. They must exercise their powers and duties in ways underpinned by professional ethics, in a context of severe resource constraint and under constant public and political scrutiny. Now going into its fourth edition, Practising Social Work Law seeks to build social workers' confidence in legal interpretation and implementation. It focuses on promoting practitioners' knowledge and skills in recognising, locating and articulating legal issues, and using the law to inform practice standards and deliver positive outcomes for service users. This timely, fully revised new edition of this well-respected text combines up-to-date statute, case law and guidance with extended practice examples and questions for reflection, making it an invaluable resource for students, practitioners and educators alike.

Effective Leadership, Management and Supervision in Health and Social Care


Author: Richard Field,Keith Brown
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1473996406
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 216
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This is a practical introduction to the areas of leadership, management and supervision for line managers, supervisors and senior practitioners working in health and social care settings. The book explores different aspects of leadership and management including personal effectiveness, strategic thinking, supervision, planning and budgeting, effective change leadership and leading successful teams. Alongside new chapters on leading in an integrated environment, commissioning and self-leadership, this second edition has been greatly enriched through the inclusion of knowledge, experience, insight and expertise from a wide range of contributors, including senior leaders, lecturers, consultants and researchers, each with many years of experience working in health and social care.

Mindfulness and Acceptance in Social Work

Evidence-Based Interventions and Emerging Applications
Author: Matthew S. Boone
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1608828921
Category: Social Science
Page: 312
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Social work focuses on serving the most vulnerable members of society, and social workers must often address the contextual forces that contribute to human problems. Mindfulness and acceptance are powerful tools for this practice. By offering interventions like dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), social workers can help their clients become more aware and take effective action. In Mindfulness and Acceptance in Social Work, editor and social worker Matthew S. Boone brings together contributions from emerging voices in social work, such as Elana Rosenbaum, Yuk-Lin Renita Wong, and Diana Coholic, along with ACT pioneers Kirk Strosahl, Patricia Robinson, and others. This book focuses not only on mindfulness-based interventions for direct practice, but also on the intersection of mindfulness and social work education, cultural diversity, and macro social work. It includes a framework for moving past culturally-informed biases, and for how to best utilize mindfulness interventions for both individuals and the community at large.

The World Factbook


Author: Central Intelligence Agency
Publisher: Masterlab
ISBN: 8379912136
Category: Reference
Page: 3100
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The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. The World Factbook is prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency. Comprehensive guide full of facts, maps, flags, and detailed information. A must for travellers, businessmen, politicians, and all who wants to know more about our fascinating world. -- We share these facts with the people of all nations in the belief that knowledge of the truth underpins the functioning of free societies (From official webpage). Tags: world, guide, facts, almanach