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The Essential Social Worker

An Introduction to Professional Practice in the 1990s

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The Essential Social Worker by Martin Davies
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This revised edition continues to defend the idea of a profession seeking to maintain disadvantaged people in the community. It includes a new chapter on the framework within which social work operates in practice - child care, disability, mental health, old age and criminal justice. The text argues that social work is a uniquely humane contributor to the achievement of welfare in the 1990s and beyond. It intends to provide students with an understanding of the role of social work in a complex urban society. Despite being the subject of public criticism, social work is growing in scale and influence in the 20th century. The author believes that social work remains essential in any society which regards itself as democratic and humane.

Author Biography

Professor Martin Davies is the Executive Director of the School of Social Work at the University of East Anglia, Norwich. A qualified and experienced probation officer, he has spent much of his professional life engaged in social work research and education. He has been responsible for nine books, concerned either with probation practice or with the role of social workers in society.
Release date NZ
June 18th, 1994
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
3rd New edition
Imprint
Ashgate Publishing Limited
Pages
240
Dimensions
156x234x18
ISBN-13
9781857421019
Product ID
2062589

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