The Effective Social Worker

by Neil Thompson and Sue Thompson

Anti-Discriminatory Practice 7th edition

Now in its seventh edition, Neil Thompson’s Anti-Discriminatory Practice has been providing a trusted introduction to the challenges of promoting social justice and equality for almost a quarter of a century.

Addressing the common concepts and issues across the various forms of discrimination, this book explores the reasons why the development of anti-discriminatory practice is so vital, and examines the steps that need to be taken towards constructing a social work practice based on principles of anti-discrimination and the promotion of equality. Written with Thompson’s inimitable clarity, this new edition features:

  • Voice of Experience and Practice Focus examples, encouraging readers to think contextually and integrate theory and practice
  • An explicit theory base, with key points from each chapter drawn out to highlight specific main themes
  • A range of questions for reflection and guidance on further learning.

Promoting social justice, diversity and equality in social work practice is as vital today as it was when Anti-Discriminatory Practice was first published, and there is still much to learn. This new, fully updated edition of the classic text remains an essential read for the next generation of social work students, practitioners, managers and educators.