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What is Social Work? -

What is Social Work?

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Following the lives of four fictional time-travelling characters, it examines the changing functions of social work by unpicking the changing social and political responses to their needs. From its historical roots to the modern and fast-moving profession it has become, this book looks in detail at how social work has evolved as a profession, what social work looks like in recent years and where it is heading. There are key chapters on working with different service user groups including vulnerable adults, children and families and those with learning difficulties or having to live with mental distress. There are also chapters that cover social work as a profession, including current services, practices, themes and debates.

Product code: 9781473989481

ISBN 9781473989481
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H246xW171
Series Transforming Social Work Practice Series
No. Of Pages 280
Publisher SAGE Publications Ltd
Edition 5th Revised edition
It is essential that social work students have a clear grasp of the history and the evolution of social work practice and this classic text explores the fundamental questions: What is social work? How has social work been defined over the years? What does social work look like now? And what is to come?