|Publication Date||September 2013|
|Series||Practical Social Work Series|
When working with children to promote their welfare and safeguard them from harm, the best course of action is not always clear. Based on two of the most important organizing frameworks – human ecology and child development – Social Work with Children provides an invaluable guide for working with a wide range of children.
Divided into two parts, this book:
• Explores interactions between children's development, their relationships and the environments in which they are brought up, at different stages in their lives;
• Demonstrates how up-to-date legislation and policy across the UK shapes practice with different groups of children;
• Considers the expectations and requirements of social workers, and how this influences the development of professional identity;
• Encourages readers to reflect on their own skills, knowledge and experience by providing practice pointers throughout.
This is an outstandingly clear and comprehensive guide to social work with children for students and practitioners in the field.