Social Policy and Social Work
- Jo Cunningham
- Steve Cunningham - University of Central Lancashire, UK
This text directed to social workers, introduces the essential legislation, and the necessary guidelines to understand how some laws are interpreted, for and by social work practice. That is illustrated through practical examples that explore in a realistic and specialized way the areas of law that affect this practice.
Excellent book for core legal frameworks and policy modules. Layout of book is appealing and informative without being over complicated. Sections are clear and example of policy in practice are explained well. The size of the book is useful to carry along in a laptop bag/trolley for a quick reference whilst on the go too!
Our students study a number of aspects related to social policy, but more importantly, social policy underpins the practice of social workers. This is an accessible resource for learners and whilst we have not made it mandatory, it will be highly recommended as their first foray into the world of academic reading.
This book is a pleasure to read in an ever-changing political climate. Its foundations means I can use it in a number of modules to provide an explanation for why poverty is so prevalent
Found it very useful to 'read around' the course it has been used as support materials for the lecturer.
Great book,mstudent found it informative and engaging, linked to course content.
Knowledge is current and relevant to inform and prepare students for practice placements.