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Professional Practice Three Social Work

Professional Practice 3, 2019/20, Semester 1, 2
Adam Boyes
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue


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BIFULCO, A. and THOMAS, G. 2012 Understanding adult attachment in family relationships : research, assessment, and intervention Oxon:Routledge

Broadhurst, K. and Mason, C. 2014 Social Work Beyond the VDU: Foreground Co-Presence in Situated Practice – Why Face-to-Face Practice Matters in British Journal of Social Work. 44 (3), pp.578-595.

CHILDHOOD WELLBEING AND RESEARCH CENTRE 2012. Working Paper 16: Decision-making within a child’s timeframe: An overview of current research evidence for family justice professionals concerning child development and the impact of maltreatment. (Authors: Rebecca Brown and Harriet Ward). Available from:

COULSHED V. & ORME J, 2006 Social Work Practice an introduction (4th ed) Basingstoke: Palgrave

Cundy, L. 2015 Love in the age of the internet : attachment in the digital era Karnac: London

Corby, B. Shemmings, D and Wilkins, D. Child abuse : an evidence base for confident practice. 4th Edition Open University Press: Maidenhead

Department of Education 2014 Knowledge and Skills for Child and family Social Work [online], [Accessed 26  August 2014]. Available from:

Ferguson, H. 2014. What Social Workers Do In performing Childs Protection Work: Evidence from Research into Face to Face Practice. Child and Family Social Work. [Online]. Available from:

FOWLER, F. 2003 A practitioner's tool for child protection and the assessment of parents London: Jessica Kinglsey

HOWARTH, J. Aldrige, J. Bentovim, A. Bickley, J. and Bradshaw, H. 2010 (2nd ed)   The child's world : the comprehensive guide to assessing children in need (2nd ed) London: Jessica Kingsley 

HOWE, D. BRANDON, M. HININGS and D. SCHOFIELD, D. 1999.  Attachment theory, child maltreatment and family support : a practice and assessment model London:Jessica Kingsley 

KOPROWSKA J,  2010 Communication and Interpersonal Skills in Social Work 3rd edition. Exeter: Learning Matters

Kirkman, E. and Melrose, K. (Behavioural Insights Team). 2014. Clinical Judgement and Decision-Making in Children’s Social Work: An analysis of the “Front Door” system. Department of Education. [Online] Available from:

Lishman, J. (2015). Handbook for practice learning in social work and social care, third edition.

MEGELE, C. (2015) Psychosocial and relationship-based practice Glasgow: Critical Publishing

Milner, J., Myers, J. and O'Byrne, P. (2015). Assessment in social work. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Parker, J. (2017.). Social work practice - assessment, planning, intervention and review.

PHILIPS, C. R. 2014. Seeing the Child’ beyond the Literal: Considering Dance Choreography and the Body in Child Welfare and Protection in British Journal of Social Work. (2014) 44 (8): 2254-227

SHEMMINGS, D. and SHEMMINGS, Y. 2011 Understanding disorganized attachment : theory and practice for working with children and adults London: Jessica Kingsley

Teater, B. (2018). An introduction to applying social work theories and methods [electronic resource] ISBN: 9780335247646 70 (NL).

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ADAMS R, et al 2009 Social Work Themes, Issues and Critical Debates 3rd Edition, Basingstoke: Palgrave

ADCOCK, M. 2000 The Core Assessment – How to Synthesise Information and Make Judgements in HOWARTH, J. (Ed) 2000 The child's world : assessing children in need

BANKS S, 2006 Ethics and Values in Social Work (3rd edition) Basingstoke: Palgrave

DOEL, M. 2010. Social work placements : a traveller's guide Routledge: London

Fenge, L. (2014). The social work portfolio : a student's guide to evidencing your practice ISBN: 9780335245321 (ebook). Maidenhead: Open University Press.

Lomax, R and Jones, K (2014), Surviving your social work placement ISBN: 9781137328229 (pbk.); 1137328223 (pbk.) (Second Edition), Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke Hampshire 

Maclean, S (2010), The social work pocket guide to ... reflective practice ISBN: 9781903575697, Kirwin Maclean Associates Ltd., Lichfield, Staffs

NASH M, MUNFORD R, & O ’DONOGHUE K, 2005 Social work theories in action London: Jessica Kingsley

THOMPSON N, 2007 Power and empowerment  Lyme Regis: Russell House

THOMPSON N, 2005 Understanding Social Work: Preparing for Practice (2nd ed) Basingstoke: Palgrave

THOMPSON N, 2009 People skills (3rd ed) Basingstoke: Palgrave

WILSON K., RUCH G., LYMBERY M., COOPER A., 2011. Social work : an introduction to contemporary practice. (2nd ed) Harlow: Pearson Longman

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Government publications 

1. Building the national care service ISBN: 9780101785426 : £26.60 – White Paper (2010)
1.1 Shaping the future of care together ISBN: 9780101767323 : £26.60 – Green Paper (2009)
2. Carers and Disabled Children Act 2000 and Carers (Equal Opportunities) Act 2004
combined policy guidance (2005)
3. Data Protection Act 1998: protection and use of patient information (2000)
4. Equality Act 2010, Parts 2, 3 and 11
5. Health Act 2009 Chapter 3 Direct Payments
6. Health and Social Care Bill 2011
7. Human Rights Act 1998
8. Independence, well-being and choice : our vision for the future of social care for adults in England ISBN: 0101649924 £19.25 – Green Paper (2005)
7.1 Our health, our care, our say: a new direction for community services – White Paper
9. Mental Capacity Act (2005)
8.1 Mental Capacity Act Code of practice (2007)
10. Strong and prosperous communities – the Local Government White Paper (2006)
11. Welfare Reform Act 2009 – Part 2
1. Access to health records (2010)
2. The national framework for NHS continuing healthcare and NHS-funded nursing care. (2010)
3. A new ambition for old age: next steps in implementing the National Service Framework for
older people A resource document (2006)
4. Best practice in managing risk: principles and guidance for best practice in the assessment
and management of risk to self and others in mental health services (2007)
5. Building a safe and confident future Implementing the recommendations of the Social Work
Task Force (2010)
6. Carers at the heart of 21st century families and communities: a caring system on your side,
a life of your own (2008)
7. Code of practice for social care workers and Code of practice for employers of social care
workers (2004)
8. Code of practice Mental Health Act 1983 (revised 2008)
9. Common Assessment Framework for adults (2010)
10. Common core principles to support self care: a guide to support implementation (2008)
11. Cutting the cake fairly: CSCI review of eligibility criteria for social care (2008)
12. Defining the Electronic Social Care Record (2003, modified 2007)
13. Dignity in Care resources (2010)
14. Encouraging user involvement in commissioning: a resource for commissioners (1996)
15. Equality impact assessment (EqIA) (2008)

16. Fairer contributions guidance: calculating an individual's contribution to their personal budget
17. Fulfilling and rewarding lives – national autism strategy (2010)
18. Good practice in support planning and brokerage (2008)
19. Guidance on the Single Assessment Process (modified 2007)
19.1 Single Assessment Process for older people Information sharing (2004)
20. Healthcare for all: report of the independent inquiry into access to healthcare for people with
learning disabilities (2008)
21. High quality care for all: NHS Next stage review (2008)
21.1 Using the Commissioning for Quality and Innovation (CQUIN) payment framework
(2008) (with addendum for 2010/11)
22. Improving the life chances of disabled people (2005)
23. Information sharing and mental health: guidance (2009)
24. Information-sharing: practitioners’ guide (2006)
25. Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) (2008)
26. Living well with dementia: a national dementia strategy (2009)
26.1 Living well with dementia: a national dementia strategy implementation plan (2009)
27. Mental health and social exclusion (2004)
28. National Service Framework for mental health: modern standards and service models for
mental health (1999)
29. National Service Framework for older people and system reform (2001)
30. New horizons
30.1 A shared vision for mental health (2009)
30.2 Confident communities, brighter futures A framework for developing well-being (2010)
31. New post-qualifying framework (2005)
32. No secrets: guidance on developing and implementing multi-agency policies and procedures
to protect vulnerable adults from abuse (2000)
33. Personalisation through person-centred planning (2010)
34. Prevention package for older people (2009)
35. Prioritising need in the context of Putting people first A whole system approach to eligibility
for social care: guidance on eligibility criteria for adult social care (2010)
36. Putting people first (2007)
37. Reaching out: an action plan on social exclusion (2006)
37.1 Think Family: improving the life chances of families at risk (2008)
38. Recording with care: inspection of case recording in social services departments (1999)
39. Refocusing the Care Programme Approach (2008)
40. Reward and recognition: the principles and practice of service user payment and
reimbursement in health and social care (2006)
41. Safeguarding adults protocol and guidance (2009)
42. Scoping review of the research and evidence base relating to advocacy services and older
people's entry into care homes in England (2009)
43. Sharing the learning: user-led organisations action and learning sites 2008–2010
44. Single Assessment Process (modified 2007)
44.1 Information sharing and local protocols (2004)
45. Skills for Care
45.1 Workforce strategy
45.2 National Occupational Standards (NOS)
45.3 Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF)
46. Social care for deafblind children and adults (2009)
47. Social care information governance (2010)

48. The community care assessment directions (2004)
49. The Local Authority Social Services and National Health Service complaints (England)
regulations 2009
49.1 Listening, responding, improving: a guide to better customer care (2009)
50. The Neighbourhood Renewal Unit and Background to Neighbourhood Statistics (2007)
51. The NHS continuing healthcare (responsibilities) directions (2009)
52. The GSCC Social Care Register post-registration learning and training, conduct procedures
53. Transforming adult social care (2009)
54. Transition: moving on well A good practice guide for health professionals and their partners
on transition planning for young people with complex health needs or a disability (2008)
55. Valuing employment now: real jobs for people with learning disabilities (2009)
56. Valuing people now: a new three-year strategy for people with learning disabilities (2009)
56.1 Valuing people now delivery plan 2010–11
56.2 Valuing people now and PSA 16 housing delivery plan 2010–11
57. Volunteering: involving people and communities in delivering and developing health and
social care services (2010)
58. Working together to safeguard children: a guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and
promote the welfare of children (2010)
59. Working to put people first: the strategy for the adult social care workforce in England (2009)


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British Journal of Social Work.

Journal of social work values and ethics

European journal of social work

Qualitative Social Work

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Websites an electronic Library for Social Care.

New Social Worker Online An online magazine for social work students and recent graduates.

Health and Care Professions Council (formerly General Social Care Council)

Department of Health

Department for Education

Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)

British Association of Social Workers

This list was last updated on 30/07/2018