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Professional Development 5

Professional Practice 5, 2021/22, Semester F12
Sue Taplin
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue


Bourne, I. 2013. Facing danger in the helping professions : a skilled approach ISBN: 9780335245840 (e-book). Open University Press: Berkshire

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

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:

Corby, B. Shenmmings, D. and Wilkins, D. (2012)  Child abuse : an evidence base for confident practice. 4th edition Maidenhead: Open University Press

DfE. 2015. Working together to safeguard children: A guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. London: HMSO.

Downs, M. and Bowers, B. 2010. Excellence in dementia care : research into practice ISBN: 9780335223756 (pbk.) : £29.99; 9780335223749 (hbk.) : £65.00; 0335223745 (hbk.) : £65.00; 0335223753 (pbk.) : £29.99. 2nd Edition. Open University Press: Berkshire 

Dyke, C.2016. Writing analytical assessments in social work ISBN: 9781911106067 (paperback); 1911106066 (paperback); 9781911106074 (mobi); 9781911106081 (epub); 9781911106098 (Adobe e-book). Critcal Publishing: Northwich

Feldon, P. 2017. The Social Worker's Guide to the Care Act Critical Publishing: St Albams

Ferguson, B. 2012 Child protection practice Basingstoke: Pallgrave Macmillan

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 

Jones, R. 2012. Child protection, social work and the media: doing as well as being done to. Research policy and planning. ISSN: 0264-519x. 29(2), pp.83-94.

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

Laming, H. 2003. The Victoria Climbié Inquiry. London: HMSO.

LISHMAN J, 2007 Handbook for practice learning in social work and social care  London:Jessica Kingsley

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

MILNER J, O’BYRNE P, 2009 Assessment in Social Work, 3rd Edition: Palgrave

Munro, E. 1996. Avoidable and unavoidable mistakes in child protection work. British Journal of Social Work. [Online]. 26(6), pp.793-808. [Accessed 06/06/2016]. Available from:

Munro, E. 1999. Common Errors of Reasoning in Child Protection Work. Child abuse and neglect. ISSN: 0145-2134. 23(8), pp.745-758.

Munro, E. 2011. The Munro review of child protection: Final report-a child-centred approach. [Online]. 8062. [Accessed 05/05/16]. Available from:

PARKER J, & BRADLEY G, 2010 Social Work Practice: assessment, planning intervention and review (3rd ed) Exeter: Learning Matters

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

Saltiel, D. 2015. Observing front line decision making in child protection. British Journal of Social Work. [Online]. [Accessed 14/07/16]. Available from:

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

Sidebotham, P. 2012. What do serious case reviews achieve? Archives of disease in childhood. [Online]. 97(3), pp.189-192. [Accessed 16/06/16]. Available from:

Sidebotham, P., Brandon, M., Bailey, S., Belderson, P., Dodsworth, J., Garstang, J., Harrison, E., Retzer, A. and Sorensen, P. 2016a. Final report May 2016.[Online]. [Accessed 01/08/16]. Available from:

Taylor, B.J. 2013, Professional decision making and risk in social work ISBN: 9781446266595 (pbk.) : £22.99; 9781446266588 (hbk.) : £65.00; 9780857255754 (ebk). Learning Matters: London

 Warner, J. 2015. The emotional politics of social work and child protection ISBN: 9781447318460 (e-book); 9781447318460 (ebook). Bristol: Policy Press.

Winter, K. and Cree, V.E. 2016. Social Work Home Visits to Children and Families in the UK: A Foucauldian Perspective. British Journal of Social Work. [Online]. 46, pp.1175-1190. [Accessed 05/08/16]. Available from:

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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

DOEL, M. 2002. Learning, practice and assessment : signposting the portfolio London: Jessica Kingsley

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 

DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION. 2011. The Munro Review of Child Protection : final report : a child-centred system London: The Stationary Office Limited Available online

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, 1999. Framework for the Assessment of Children In Need and their Families, London: The Stationary Office

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, 2000. No secrets : guidance on developing and implementing multi-agency policies and procedures to protect vulnerable adults from abuse. London: The Stationary Office

AUDIT COMMISSION, 2002. Integrated services for older people : building a whole system approach in England. London: The Stationary Office

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, 2013. Working Together to Safeguard Children London: The Stationary Office. available from


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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 22/02/2018