Working in Statutory Contexts
This book is relevant to all social work settings including mental health, community care, youth justice, and child protection. It will be essential reading for social work students and newly qualified social workers who are facing up to the realities of social work in statutory settings for the first time.
- Paperback | 200 pages
- 150 x 226 x 22mm | 358.34g
- 15 Jun 2010
- Polity Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
- black & white illustrations
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Geraldine Macdonald, Queen's University, Belfast
'This is an excellent book and should be compulsory reading forsocial work students. It is clearly written, sensitively related tosocial work practice, with some first-rate examples; above all, itreally "speaks" to the realities of contemporary statutoryprofessional practice in the twenty-first century. Andrew Hill haswritten a thorough but readable text for students which they willfind useful at any stage in their qualification degree.'
David Shemmings, University of Kent
Doing social work in a statutory setting is a challenge that allsocial workers will face. Social workers are required to work withpeople who don't necessarily want their help and who may beantagonistic or even hostile. In such cases, social workers mustuse their statutory powers with confidence and work effectivelywithin the constraints of procedure and the law.
This thoughtful and practical book focuses on the universalskills that are needed to do this important kind of social work, and to do it well. Drawing on social work's diverse knowledgebase through extensive examples and case studies, Andrew Hillillustrates key skills in practice, such as responding to threatsof violence and aggression, giving evidence in court, reportwriting, and coping with emotional issues. As well as promotingpractical skills, the book underlines the importance of working asa reflective practitioner. It carefully outlines a framework forunderstanding the place of statutory work and how this may beconsistent with empowerment and anti-oppressive practice, and withthe straightforward desire to help others that brings people intosocial work in the first place.
This book is relevant to all social work settings includingmental health, community care, youth justice, and child protection.It will be essential reading for social work students and newlyqualified social workers who are facing up to the realities ofsocial work in statutory settings for the first time.
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