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Need, Risk and Protection in Social Work Practice
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Need, Risk and Protection in Social Work Practice

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May 2010 | 208 pages | Learning Matters
This book provides a detailed and comprehensive guide to working with risk. It begins by looking at notions of need, vulnerability and protection and looks at the theoretical concepts of each before applying them to practice. By using this combination of theory and practice the authors are able to integrate policy for a wide range of services users, from older people to children, families and younger adults. Case studies accompany and illustrate each method and the reader is invited to engage in a number of exercises and activities to consolidate learning.
 
Introduction
 
PART ONE:
 
Need and Vulnerability
 
Risk
 
Protection
 
Capacity and Incapacity
 
PART TWO:
 
Need, Risk and Protection in Work with Children, Young People and Their Families
 
Mental Health
 
Older People
 
Need, Risk and Protection in Criminal Justice Social Work and Probation
 
Need, Risk and Disability
 
Substance Use: What Are the Risks?
 
Conclusions
 
References

"This 'user friendly' book will underpin the teaching and learning of social work theory and practice; the book considers risk and protection factors against background of capacity and incapacity issues. Case studies provided throughout the book link theory to practice." Lecturer, Anglia Ruskin University


The learning matters' range are always well-received by students as they get to the heart of their subject without being tangential.
This is no exception, and clearly sets out the notion that Safeguarding is everyone's business and that an individual's needs in this regard lie on a broad spectrum.

Ms Donna Price
Dept of Childhood, Social Work & Social Care, University of Chichester
September 1, 2015

information covered in other text from SAGE

Mr Owain Jones
Faculty of Health, Sport and Science, University of South Wales (Glamorgan)
May 18, 2015

A great introduction to the shifting relationship and contemporary context of risk and need. Very accessible to students seeking building blocks.

Mr Jameel Hadi
Department of Social Work, Salford University
February 21, 2015

An accessible, lively introductory text with lots of good practice examples.

Mr Simon Rogerson
Social Work (Preston), University of Central Lancashire
September 9, 2013

A good overview of these issues for consideration in SW values and ethics modules for MA and BA students

Dr Kim Robinson
Social Work (Medway), University of Kent
June 18, 2013

A comprehenensive text that makes essential reading for social work students

Dr Shepard Masocha
School of Social Policy, Sociology & Social Research, University of Kent
September 13, 2012

This book has been suggested to students as a good text to consider as part of their course work.

Mrs Kim Mcrae
School of Education, Social Work &, Dundee University
March 7, 2012

Enables fine decision making when considering need and risk

Mrs Pat Curtis
Faculty of Health and Social Care, Anglia Ruskin University
January 23, 2012

This book has been invaluable to social work students. I have also used it with NQSW students to assist with professional discussions.

Ms Linda Farman
Health, Social Care and Early Education, City College Norwich
January 1, 2012

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