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Social Work in Education and Children's Services

Social Work in Education and Children's Services

August 2006 | 152 pages | Learning Matters
In light of the profound changes confronting the Child Welfare landscape, social work practitioners are expected to understand both the current and anticipated inter-relationships between social work and education. A clear introduction to social work in an educational setting, this book supports students on the social work degree course and builds on the success of the Transforming Social Work Practice series, which is based on common learning principles.
Schools, social work and education welfare: Historical perspectives
The Children Act 2004: Requirements and the key principles
The broader legal context of contemporary practice
School's out: Making sense of disaffection, absenteeism and exclusion
School's in: Addressing particular issues
Related issues and practice challenges
Education outcomes and the children looked after
What are we going to do about it? Assessment and intervention
What works? The evidence base for effective inclusion education strategies
Pointers to the future?
Appendix 1 Timeline of education and social work developments
Appendix 2 Identifying barriers to access: A checklist
Appendix 3 Resources and Information

"A very timely book, addressing many significant issues under [the] current changes" (Senior Lecturer, University of Derby)