With a foreword by First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford, this book is the first to offer an in-depth look into what makes the Welsh Social Work context unique. It includes the move towards joint children, families and adult provision and the emphasis on early intervention, future generations and partnership considerations.
Covering the subject knowledge required by the Welsh regulator, Social Care Wales, it provides essential reading for students and practising social workers in Wales, and rich contextual analysis for other international social work practitioners and writers. Each chapter includes:
• dialogue on the distinctive ‘Welsh way’ that underpins the nation’s social work approach;
• focus on application: responses and implications for professional practice;
• the ‘giving of voice’ section: demonstrating the key emphasis in Welsh practice of ensuring that multiple stakeholder perspectives are actively heard;
• key resources for further independent exploration of the topics.
“This excellent book is unique in its field, with contributions from key individuals in social work education and practice in Wales today. It provides the reader with a clear understanding of social work practice within the Welsh context.” Dave Mason, retired academic and practitioner
“It is a pleasure to read a book specifically about social work in Wales, written by a range of experienced authors, including people with lived experience of social care.” Jonathan Scourfield, Cardiff University
Wulf Livingston is Professor of Alcohol Studies at Glyndwr University.
Jo Redcliffe is Associate Professor of Social Work at Swansea University.
Abyd Quinn Aziz is Programme Director for the MA in Social Work at Cardiff University.
Foreword - Mark Drakeford
Preface - Wulf Livingston, Jo Redcliffe and Abyd Quinn Aziz
Part 1: Context
Introduction - Eluned Plack, Wulf Livingston, Jo Redcliffe and Abyd Quinn Aziz
1. The Social Policy Context for Social Work in Wales - Hefin Gwilym
2. A Rights-Based approach: The New Social Work Legislation in Wales - Miriam Ennis
3. The Regulation of Social Work in Wales - Ian Thomas
4. The Welsh Context: We Are What We Know - Gwenan Prysor
5. Social Work Education in Wales - Jo Redcliffe and Jaime Ortiz
6. Coproduction and Service User Involvement - Sarah-Jane Waters
7. Applying the Principles of Coproduction - Liz Lefroy
Part 2: Practice Examples
8. Child and Family Social Work in Wales - David Wilkins
9. A Joint Children and Adult Approach to Safeguarding - Hayley Douglas and Helena Barlow
10. Experiences of Social Care and Social Work Education: Completing the Circle - Sarah Buckley, Graham Attenborough, Hope Lawrence, Tim Wynn, Jenny Burgess, Eluned Plack, Anna-Louise Edwards, Rhiana Povey and Sandra Williams, with Liz Lefroy
11. Unpaid Carers - Daniel Burrows and Jen Lyttleton-Smith
12. Peer-led Alcohol and Drug Services - Tim Versey, Sarah Vaile, James Deakin and Wulf Livingston
13. Trauma Informed Practice in the Welsh Youth Justice Service - Tegan Brierley-Sollis
14. Social Care With Older People: Embedding and Sustaining Practice – The cARTrefu Project - Penny Alexander, Diane Seddon, Katherine Algar-Skaife, Gill Toms, Sarah Lord and Kelly Barr
Part 3: Current Challenges
15. A Holistic Approach to Self-care, Resilience and Well-being - Neil Thompson
16. Social Work with Transgender Children and their Families - Naomi Parry and Ceryl Teleri Davies
17. Young Intimate Relationships: Messages from Research for Practice - Ceryl Teleri Davies
18. Anti-Racist Social Work Practice in Wales - Jade Forbes and Abyd Quinn-Aziz
19. Supporting Sanctuary Seekers in Wales - Tracey Maegusuku-Hewett, Haddy Sallah, Joanne Pye, Beth Pearl and Natacha Leao da Silva
20. Community Development in Social Work Practice - Fiona Verity
21. Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic - Christian Kerr, Gillian Macintyre, Robin Sen and Abyd Quinn Aziz
22. Emerging Social Work Practice in Wales - Rhoda Emlyn-Jones
Conclusion - Abyd Quinn Aziz, Jo Redcliffe and Wulf Livingston