Part 1: The identity of social work
Explaining ourselves: why is social work ‘social’ and ‘work’?
Social work’s national and international identities
Social work’s role: in social care and with other professions
Part 2: What social work consists of:
Beginnings: assessment, investigation and recording
Taking action: intervention strategies, reporting and making arrangements
Outcomes: completion and discharge.
Part 3: What social workers do
Tasks: caring, helping and counselling.
Engagement: interpersonal participation, mutual action and empowerment
Focus: individual, family, group and macro practice
Part 4: Social work values
Social justice and human rights
Dignity, respect and human worth
Part 5: Professionalism in social work
Helping and care roles
Social control and surveillance roles
Management, self-management and self-care
Part 6: Social work’s partnership and integration roles
Children’s social care
Adult social care
Conclusion: social work practice in context