Author: Chris Dyke

Publisher: Critical Publishing

ISBN: 1911106082

Category: Social Science

Page: 144

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Writing assessments and reports is a core part of a social worker’s role. Yet Ofsted, courts and research all identify a lack of analytical rigour in social work reports. Many are overlong, descriptive reports where what is needs is the application of professional judgement, a clear analysis and the ability to pull out causal relationships. Writing Analytical Assessments in Social Work is a guide to the principles of good writing and methodically shows you: how to analyse how to structure the process of writing an assessment (researching, chronologising, informed data-gathering, putting it all together), and how to get this done under time constraints. Written in an accessible way and packed with examples and case studies, this book is both practically-minded and constantly returning to first principles: reminding you what it is you are trying to achieve and teaching you how to write reports that can be read by families and judges alike. You will learn how to write high quality, useful and timely assessments without becoming mechanistic or managerial. It aims to kill the myth of a trade-off between efficiency and quality of work.
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Author: Chris Dyke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781911106067

Category:

Page: 144

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Writing assessments and reports is a core part of a social worker's role. Yet the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted), courts, and research all identify a lack of analytical rigour in social work reports. Many are overlong, descriptive reports where what is needed is the application of professional judgement, a clear analysis, and the ability to pull out causal relationships. Writing Analytical Assessments in Social Work is a guide to the principles of good writing and methodically shows you: how to structure the process of writing an assessment (researching, chronologizing, informed data-gathering, putting it all together), and how to get this done under time constraints. Written in an accessible way and packed with examples and case studies, this book is both practically-minded and constantly returning to first principles: reminding the reader what it is they are trying to achieve and teaching the reader how to write reports that can be read by families and judges alike. The reader will learn how to write high quality, useful and timely assessments without becoming mechanistic or managerial. It aims to kill the myth of a trade-off between efficiency and quality of work. (Series: Critical Skills for Social Work) [Subject: Social Work, Education]
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Author: Chris Dyke

Publisher: Critical Publishing

ISBN: 1911106090

Category: Social Science

Page: 144

View: 3805

Writing assessments and reports is a core part of a social worker’s role. Yet Ofsted, courts and research all identify a lack of analytical rigour in social work reports. Many are overlong, descriptive reports where what is needs is the application of professional judgement, a clear analysis and the ability to pull out causal relationships. Writing Analytical Assessments in Social Work is a guide to the principles of good writing and methodically shows you: how to analyse how to structure the process of writing an assessment (researching, chronologising, informed data-gathering, putting it all together), and how to get this done under time constraints. Written in an accessible way and packed with examples and case studies, this book is both practically-minded and constantly returning to first principles: reminding you what it is you are trying to achieve and teaching you how to write reports that can be read by families and judges alike. You will learn how to write high quality, useful and timely assessments without becoming mechanistic or managerial. It aims to kill the myth of a trade-off between efficiency and quality of work.
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Author: Judith Milner,Steve Myers,Patrick O'Byrne

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137375663

Category: Social Science

Page: 316

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Assessment is a crucial social work task. Yet there is so much to consider that it can sometimes feel overwhelming. This book gives you structured, practical guidance on how to approach this vital professional skill. In a clear and accessible style, the authors provide both the theory behind assessment as well as helpful practice examples. At the heart of this authoritative book is a set of theoretical maps to guide social workers' thinking and decision-making when undertaking assessment. Highlights of this fourth edition are: ■ insights into the kind of high-quality collaborative assessment that is most likely to lead to effective interventions ■ chapters discussing the specific challenges of assessment in children's and adult services ■ careful analysis of the latest legislation and government guidance ■ engaging features such as case studies, questions to challenge your perceptions, and thinking points to make you consider your own experience in the workplace. This fully revised edition of a tried-and-tested text gives social work students and practitioners alike a coherent and reliable guide to best practice.
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Author: Michaela Rogers,Dawn Whitaker,David Edmondson,Donna Peach

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 147398792X

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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Are your students struggling to get to grips with what social work actually looks like in real-life practice? Are they wanting to know more about how they can develop the right skills and implement the right theory in many different practice situations? Then you have come to the right place! This book will provide your students with everything they need to know and more, helping them develop and hone their skills and make the best start in their practice placements. To get the most out of this book and access more materials to support them through their social work degree, visit the companion website at https://www.study.sagepub.com/rogers to read journal articles, access ‘how to..’ guides and helpful links, as well as hear first-hand from frontline social workers, services users, carers and more.
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Author: David Wilkins,Wilkins David Boahen Godfred

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335246508

Category: Political Science

Page: 162

View: 6122

This book will help both pre- and post-qualifying social work students gain an overview of key analysis skills by using case studies, practical examples and practice dilemmas.
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Author: Clare Seymour,Richard Seymour

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780857254108

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 5817

This new text will build on Courtroom Skills for Social Workers, by updating the legal and research content and strengthening the material on recording. There will also be additional contributions from service users and more practice examples, so as to make the book interesting and relevant for qualified social workers. It will assist social workers in meeting their CPD requirements for continuing registration and also offer a framework for short in-service training courses on court skills and recording, both areas in which social workers' performance comes under the scrutiny of other professionals.
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Author: Keith Brown,Lynne Rutter

Publisher: Sage

ISBN: 9781844451579

Category: Education

Page: 66

View: 8426

Critical thinking as a process can appear formal and academic, and far-removed from everyday practitioner experience. This second edition of Critical Thinking for Social Work enables post-qualifying students to develop their analytical skills in line with their everyday experiences. By placing emphasis on writing, communication, and critical reflection, this book challenges the view that theory and critical awareness are the preserve of the classroom, and instead gives readers the confidence to better enhance their social work skills.
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Balancing the Needs of Children, Adults and Their Families

Author: Fiona Mainstone

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857004840

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 2401

How do you keep the whole family in mind when carrying out social work assessment? How do you balance the needs of adults and children? How do you ensure that children's welfare and safety are everyone's priority when families face complex difficulties? Mastering Whole Family Assessment in Social Work brings together what social workers in adult and children services need to know about assessment across both services. With tools and frameworks that make sense of the interface between adult life difficulties, family problems, parenting capacity and children's needs, this practical guide will help social workers to think across professional and administrative divides. Case studies, practice vignettes, exercises and suggestions for further reading are included throughout the book to help the reader consider the well-being of the whole family when conducting and interpreting assessments. This guide will help social workers to think holistically and work collaboratively both with each other and with families.
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Author: Bogg, Daisy

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335245137

Category: Social Science

Page: 112

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"This informative and easy to follow book will be useful in supporting Social Care professionals to develop this core social work skill in producing factual, structured, effective and well presented reports for various social needs and client groups. [It] guides the report writer to produce reports that are anti discriminatory, concise, open, honest and written in plain English facilitating better understanding of the report for both the person the report is about and the readers of the report." Veronica Clifton, Social Worker and Practice Teacher "This book is grounded in practice and provides clear guidance on a range of elements which need to be in place in order to produce effective reports ... It provides a framework and aide - memoir which is developed and reinforced by the use of good practice points and check lists ... It should meet the needs of a wide audience and can be used in a variety of settings." Joe Szymkowiak, Registered Social Worker "This pocket guide is brimming with good practice points and checklists, points of law, reminders, hints, report templates and much, much more to guide social workers in report writing. It also outlines the specific features which are required of reports in specific situations such as core assessments, safeguarding or detentions under the Mental Health Act ... This guide is highly recommended as a tool for all students and practitioners." Dr Martin Webber, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, UK Report writing is a key social work skill, and one in which many practitioners receive very little formal training and preparation. This practical book provides key information, hints and tips to help you to develop your report writing style and to consider best practice in your written communication. Part of a new Social Work Pocketbooks series, this easy to use guide supports social workers at all levels. The book contains: A range of report templates Examples of good practice in report writing Specialist chapters covering legal, policy and assessment situations Checklists to provide reminders of content and style requirements Understanding the audience and purpose of your report writing is also a key consideration and this book explores: Which information to include Formulating evidence into logical and clear recommendations User involvement in the process and the role of consent Considering a range of situations, practice dilemmas and service user groups, this book will assist you in producing professional, informative and good quality reports.
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Author: Elaine Aspinwall-Roberts,Community Care (Organization Great Britain)

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335245226

Category: Social Science

Page: 98

View: 7867

This pocketbook, aimed at both qualified professionals and students, offers practical and useful advice on how to conduct a good assessment that is person-centred. This includes links to the current legal framework, key roles and links to theory and practice.
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Author: Jane Watt

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 0857259849

Category: Social Science

Page: 128

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Many students and qualified workers in all areas of social work feel apprehension at the prospect of writing a formal report for a court or tribunal. Writing may be a fundamental skill, but it is one that students and practitioners cannot afford to take for granted. Recent reviews (Baby P, Serious Case Review processes) highlighted the need for clear reports, recording and written communication between professionals. This practical and accessible textbook presents the report writing process in a clear and straightforward way. From methods of collecting and presenting evidence, to drawing conclusions and writing up a final report.
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The Essential Toolkit for NQSWs

Author: Julie Adams,Angie Sheard

Publisher: Critical Publishing

ISBN: 1909330078

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

View: 2095

Leaving university and entering the world of Social Work can be quite a daunting experience for many students, though also exciting and challenging. This new publication will help the Newly Qualified Social Worker to understand their role within the context of a newly emerging and developing Social Work service. It will ensure that they are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to do the job as best they can. Positive Social Work is packed with information and resources to enable the NQSW to work in a professional manner, to protect themselves from the pressures of the role and to ensure they know where to look for support. This book will also assist them with ongoing professional development by giving them tools they can adapt for their own area of Social Work. All Chapters are directly linked to the new Professional Capabilities Framework. This book provides a unique tool designed to support the NQSW's journey through the Assessed & Supported Year in Employment and is full of case studies and exercises designed to help understanding and develop positive habits which will enhance their career.
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Author: Jeff Fowler

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843100509

Category: Social Science

Page: 250

View: 7289

Firmly rooted in current practice this is a practical tool for the assessment of children and their families, this guide enables professionals to make informed decisions about child protection issues. This book is a helpful tool for anyone undertaking assessments but also for others who may be involved in aspects of child protection work.
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Author: Julie Adams,Diana Leshone

Publisher: Critical Publishing

ISBN: 1910391964

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

View: 322

Active Social Work with Children with Disabilities provides a comprehensive social worker’s guide to working with children with disabilities, exploring current issues from the perspective of both the social worker and the family. Many people are afraid of working in this field of social work and this book dispels the myths and fears about working with children with disabilities and build the social worker’s confidence in an area that is often left behind within the social work world. The book will help you to: undertake a social work assessment with a child with a disability consider the holistic needs of the child and the family explore the impact of grief and loss upon the family build emotional intelligence and resilience within families. communicate with children with disabilities communication techniques. The new SEND legislation and issues around Safeguarding of Children with Disabilities and Transition to Adult Social Care for the young person are explored, and activities and scenarios help you to critically reflect and explore theory and practice further
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Author: Brian J. Taylor

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1526412527

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 9446

At a time when accountability and the avoidance of risk are increasingly demanded of social workers, the ability to make clear and informed decisions is essential. This book, written for practicing social workers undertaking their ASYE and compulsory CPD, has been designed to help professionals make sound judgments in increasingly complex contexts and under pressure. The focus is on empowering front-line professionals through reflective practice, so that they are able to draw on multiple factors and perspectives and make sound problem-solving judgements. The book begins with the core concepts, client focus, and legal background before moving on to consider the collaborative processes and the nature of individual judgements. It then considers particular dimensions of social work decision making, such as safeguarding, taking risks, assessment and dynamic decision tools and processes. It then concludes by look at the organisational context of decision management, with a focus on supervision, training and effective communication.
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Author: Rick Hood

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526418835

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Complexity lies at the heart of social work practice and this book is designed to help students and newly-qualified social workers plan for and manage complex cases in an increasingly complex environment. Split into two parts, this book reflects the journey of qualifying social work students from preparation for practice in an educational context to learning ‘on the job’ through working with service users in practice settings, and eventually assuming a more senior role in management, administration and training. Key topics covered in the chapters include, managing volatility and uncertainty; making judgements and decisions; building and maintaining relationships; using reflection and supervision; working interprofessionally; managing risk; exploring cause and effect.
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Author: Pete Feldon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781911106685

Category: Law

Page: 328

View: 5800

The Care Act 2014 is arguably the most significant piece of legislation in the UK since the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990 in relation to adults who have social care needs. It is particularly important for social workers as it sets out the legislative context for the core social work processes that apply to all adults. The Social Worker's Guide to the Care Act 2014 considers the Act and the statutory guidance from the perspective of what is most important and relevant for social workers. It covers the key stages of what is known as the 'customer journey'-first contact, assessment of needs, prevention, consideration of eligibility, charging and financial assessment, care and support planning, and review. In addition, other chapters look at significant issues that cut across several stages of the customer journey, such as safeguarding and working with NHS colleagues. To provide a broader context for the Care Act, consideration is made for how the Act consolidates and modernises social care law and codifies good practice. There is also an examination of how the new legislation is reshaping the language of social care. This book provides qualifying social workers with a working knowledge of what the Care Act and the accompanying statutory guidance says about their professional role and how professional judgments are to be made, and helps them to understand the good practice that is codified in the statutory guidance. [Subject: UK Social Work]~
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Undertaking Assessments of Need

Author: Ruth Dalzell,Emma Sawyer

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1909391271

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 7186

Putting Analysis into Child and Family Assessment bridges theory and practice, and provides clear guidance to improve assessments in child and family social work. It addresses the issues of central concern to child and family social workers, including analytical assessment, outlines how to avoid common pitfalls, provides strong theoretical foundations, and demonstrates how the theory can be translated into practice. With reference to common and specialist assessments, the book covers every stage of the assessment process: planning and preparation, hypothesising, involving children, and making, recording and reviewing decisions. It features practice tools, case studies and practice development sessions and activities. This third edition has been fully updated with recent policy changes and new research findings. This book will be valued by practitioners, managers, trainers and lecturers looking for a grounded resource which provides practical guidance on how to improve assessments.
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A Handbook of Immediate Person-to-Person Help (6th Ed.)

Author: Kenneth France

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 0398081093

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 338

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In this exceptional new sixth edition, the author has retained the practical framework for offering immediate problem-solving assistance to persons in crisis. Therefore, the goal of this updated and expanded edition is to provide knowledge and methods applicable to particular crisis circumstances. Specific topics include: core concepts that are fundamental to all intervention efforts, crisis theory and the philosophy of crisis intervention, basic communication and problem-solving skills, suicide prevention, assistance for terminally ill persons, bereavement counseling, intervention with crime victims, rape counseling, negotiating with armed perpetrators, group strategies, family and marital interventions, disaster relief, case management, physical facilities, modes of contact, community relations, selection, training, and burnout prevention procedures. The handbook also details a review of the research on crisis intervention and how individual intervenors can build upon that knowledge. Numerous case examples presented in the handbook (with fictitious names) are based on actual occurrences the author has encountered. The techniques in this book are applicable to crisis centers, hotlines, Internet-based services, victim-assistance programs, college counseling centers, hospitals, schools, correctional facilities, children and youth programs, and other human service settings. The Study Questions at the end of each chapter are designed to serve as useful applications of crisis intervention theories and principles. Intended for caregivers whose work involves crisis intervention efforts, this is an informative resource for counselors, social workers, psychologists, nurses, physicians, clergy, correctional officers, parole and probation officers, and lay volunteers.
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