Since the publication of the first edition of this classic text, the major reforms in social work education resulted in the National Occupational Standards Framework (NOSF), which requires all social workers to demonstrate competence in a number of key areas.
This practical text book covers all areas of the NOSF including social work ethics, residential care practice, child protection, risk analysis and protecting adults with learning difficulties. Numerous case studies effectively convey competent practice in social work practice, and relate core areas of competence explicitly to the relevant section of the framework.
Professionals and students involved in social work training, as well as new practitioners will value this book as an indispensable resource.
This book is highly recommended. It would be a very useful text for all those involved in assessment of students both in social work and allied professions.