Caring and Coping: A Guide to Social Services

Caring and Coping: A Guide to Social Services

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by Anthony Douglas, Terry Philpot
     
 

Caring and Coping provides a clear and accessible explanation of the history, politics, management, funding and day-to-day work of the social services in Britain.
Social Care now encompasses a wide range of increasingly specialised professions. Caring and Coping aims to improve the practitioner's (and the general public's) understanding not only

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Overview

Caring and Coping provides a clear and accessible explanation of the history, politics, management, funding and day-to-day work of the social services in Britain.
Social Care now encompasses a wide range of increasingly specialised professions. Caring and Coping aims to improve the practitioner's (and the general public's) understanding not only of what these various professions do, but also what the legal, political, ethical and financial constraints are upon them. It succinctly addresses issues such as:
* the terms and effects of the Children Act and the Community Care Act
* the role of charities in the modern welfare state
* the role of management
* relationships with other agencies
* and the place of social work within the community.
Social services are so often portrayed in the media in a sensationalist way and this book counterbalances the hype by providing solid research and a more down-to-earth picture. It is an ideal introductory text for those training to be social workers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415160322
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/28/1998
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile:
1440L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Notes on authors
Foreword
Introduction1
1From charity to social work: a history6
2On the statute book: the law and social services21
3The nuts and bolts of care: politics and organisation37
4For the child's sake: services for children57
5Does the community care?: social services today94
6Whose service is it, anyway?: involving service users138
7Home from home?: residential care150
8Something special: specialist services160
9More than a piece of paper: social work training172
10The manager's tale: management of social services180
11Acts of charity: the role of the voluntary sector195
12All in it together: working with different agencies208
13Across the borders: Scotland and Northern Ireland218
14Conclusion: into the future231
Notes236
Bibliography242
Index247

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