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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Surviving your Social Work Placement

Edition 2nd edition
ISBN 9781137328229
Publication Date February 2014
Formats Paperback Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

This best-selling guide to social work placements is designed to support you through one of the most rewarding and challenging aspects of your social work degree. Now substantially revised to take into account the latest developments in social work education in the UK:

• It includes fully updated guidance on how you will be assessed, with reference to the latest professional frameworks and standards; including the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF) for England.
• It contains a completely new chapter on professional values, diversity and social justice.
• It is packed with reflective activities and advice from your student peers to help you develop your practice skills and identity.

Written in a friendly and accessible style by two authors with a wealth of teaching experience, this is an essential guide to not only surviving, but getting the most out of, your social work placement.

Robert Lomax is Staff Tutor, HSC South West Region for The Open University, UK.

Karen Jones is Professional Lead and Senior Lecturer in Social Work in the Faculty of Health and Social Care at the University of West of England, UK. She is the co-author of Best Practice in Social Work, also published by Palgrave Macmillan.

1. Getting Started
2. Learning for Practice
3. Using Theory and Knowledge in Practice
4. Values and Ethics in Practice
5. Keeping Service Users Central to your Learning and Practice
6. Making the Most of Supervision
7. Being Assessed
8. Managing Stress on Placement
9. Troubleshooting
10. Moving on From Your Placement


"A tutor in a book. A helpful and practical guide, responding and answering the many questions students ask time and time again!" - Andrea Collins, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, Faculty of Sport, Health and Social Care, University of Gloucestershire, UK. Review of a previous edition.
"Practical and easy to use. It gives students the opportunity to develop and continue the process of self-reflection." - Jacqueline Smith, Head of the Centre for the Development of Social Care Practice at the University of Bedfordshire, UK. Review of a previous edition.
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