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Social Policy for Social Work

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08 February 2002

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Social Policy for Social Work provides a comprehensive, critical and engaging introduction to social policy for students and practitioners of social work.

The text is clearly structured into three parts that cover contexts,...

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Social Policy for Social Work provides a comprehensive, critical and engaging introduction to social policy for students and practitioners of social work.

The text is clearly structured into three parts that cover contexts, policies and issues. The first part explores changing perspectives on social policy and social work and provides an introduction to the broad range of specific policy aspects discussed in part two which include:
social security
health and community care
family and child care
criminal justice.

Part three focuses on key issues such as tackling divisions and inequalities, the control of services including empowering people receiving services, and future policy trends. Additionally, appendices provide a key to common abbreviations, dates of the main legislation and internet addresses of main information sources on policy and research.

Illustrations from practice are included throughout to highlight implications for social work practice. The text focuses on contemporary Britain but also draws examples from European, global and historical contexts wherever appropriate.

This exceptional text demonstrates clearly the relevance and implications of social policy for social work practice. It is an essential and practical resource for all students and practitioners in the welfare field.

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Written with the student and practitioner in mind and packed with illustrations from practice to highlight the relevance of social policy to social work
Covers a broad range of policy aspects and key issues

PART 1: CONTEXTS
Changing Perspectives on Social Policy and Social Work
PART 2: POLICIES
Social Security
Employment
Housing
Health and Community Care
Family and Child Care
Youth Justice and Criminal Justice
PART 3: ISSUES
Tackling Divisions and Inequalities
Organising and Delivering Social Services
Financing Social Services
Who Controls Social Services?
Future Trends
Appendix 1: Abbreviations
Appendix 2: Key dates: Legislation and Official Publications
Appendix 3: Internet Addresses for Information on Policy and Research
Bibliography
Index.

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ROBERT ADAMS is Professor of Human Services Development, attached to the Policy Studies Research Centre, University of Lincoln, and Visiting Professor of Social Work, University of Teesside. He has worked in social work and criminal justice settings and is the author of a number of books, including Social Policy for Social Work and Quality Social Work.

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ROBERT ADAMS is Professor of Human Services Development, attached to the Policy Studies Research Centre, University of Lincoln, and Visiting Professor of Social Work, University of Teesside. He has worked in social work and criminal justice settings and is the author of a number of books, including Social Policy for Social Work and Quality Social Work.

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