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Social Work with People with Learning Difficulties

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ISBN: 9781446267578
Author(s): Paul Williams
Year: 2013
Edition: 3rd
Publisher: Learning Matters
Dimensions: 172 x 17 x 245 (w x l x h)
Pages: 224
Series: Transforming Social Work Practice Series

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This book is part of the highly successful Transforming Social Work Practice series and is written specifically to support students on the social work degree. Full of practical activities, case studies and opportunities for students to critically reflect and explore theory and practice. Current practice in the field was driven by the government White Paper 'Valuing People' (2001) which declared some radical aims for services with people with learning difficulties. Now somewhat compromised by the local authority austerity measures, the goals set by 'Valuing People' are nevertheless still important. This third edition seeks to confirm and stringed social work values and principles so that the progress and successes achieved by 'Valuing People' can continue. It includes case studies and activities that draw out the key points and reinforce learning. It summaries of contemporary research are included, as are suggestions for further reading and coverage of current government guidance and policy documents.
By examining the varied roles that a social worker might undertake in this field, the authors portray a positive picture of working with people with learning difficulties: the achievements and satisfaction, and the learning and understanding that can be gained. They also highlight the need for recognition of vulnerability, the risk of isolation, oppression and abuse, and
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