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Social Work

Past, Present and Future

Edited by Terry Bamford and Keith Bilton

Published

9 Jun 2020

Page count

208 pages

ISBN

978-1447356547

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

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Published

9 Jun 2020

Page count

208 pages

ISBN

978-1447356530

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press
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Published

9 Jun 2020

Page count

208 pages

ISBN

978-1447356561

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    This collection charts the key developments in the social work field from 1970 to the present day and shows how by fully understanding social work’s past, we can make better progress for practitioners and service users in the future.

    It brings together a broad collection of experts from across social work who trace how thinking and approaches to practice have changed over time, examine key legislative developments in the field, look at the impacts of major inquiries and consider the re-emergence of certain specialisms.

    Providing students and practitioners of social work and social policy with a full picture of the evolution of social work, it also shares important insights for its future directions.

    "This seminal text makes a rich and timely contribution to the literature of the history of Social Work in the UK, presenting a comprehensive overview of ‘the state we are in’."

    Sue Taplin, The Open University

    Terry Bamford (1948–2020) was a former Chair of the British Association of Social Workers and active in the field of social work for five decades.

    Keith Bilton is a former Chair of the Social Work History Network.

    Introduction ~ Terry Bamford

    Social Work in 1970 ~ Keith Bilton

    Social Services Departments: Success or Failure? ~ Terry Bamford

    Regulation and Inspection of Social Work: Costly Distraction or Stimulus to Improve? ~ David N Jones

    Continuity and Change in the Knowledge Base for Social Work ~ June Thoburn

    Social Work Education: Learning From the Past? Hilary Tompsett

    Practising Social Work ~ Guy Shennan

    Looking Back, Looking Forward: Two Personal Views ~ Malcolm Jordan

    From Clients as Fellow Citizens to Service Users as Co-producers of Social Work ~ Peter Beresford and Suzy Croft

    The England and Wales Children Act 1989: The Highwater Mark of Progressive Reform? ~ Jane Tunstill and June Thoburn

    Social Work with Offenders ~ Terry Bamford

    The Impact of Scandal and Inquiries on Social Work and the Personal Social Services ~ Ray Jones

    British Social Work: International Context and Perspectives ~ Karen Lyons

    Afterword ~ Terry Bamford and Keith Bilton