By (author) Anthony Douglas
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Partnership Working by Anthony Douglas
Book DescriptionPartnership working is recognised as the most effective way of improving social care services, and a non-negotiable part of the government's aim is to provide a seamless care service. However, for students undertaking placements or for more experienced professionals moving to a different service area, the question is: what does it mean in practical terms? This book is both an introduction and an in-depth analysis of partnership working across the public sector in the UK. In a comprehensive discussion of partnership working, Anthony Douglas explores: * The history of partnership working, its theoretical base and practical applications * Why partnership working is important * How professionals are already working together * How to develop good partnerships and address common difficulties * How to ensure that partnership working really does result in better practice * The future of partnership working The analysis and examples range across the whole of the public sector with a primary focus on social care. Drawing on up-to-date research evidence and using plenty of practical examples and thinking points, Partnership Working will be of interest to students and researchers at all levels and practitioners and managers of front-line services.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415311663
(234mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Anthony Douglas
Adoption, Hardback (November 2002)
This work contains contributions from those with an interest in adoption: adopted people; birth parents and adoptive parents; practitioners and managers in statutory and voluntary sectors; academics and policy makers. It focuses on the social processes to adoption and includes real case studies.
Caring and Coping, Paperback (July 1998)» View all books by Anthony Douglas
This study seeks to provide an explanation about social services and social work. It addresses issues such as the terms and effects of the Children Act and the Community Care Act, and explains the role of charities in the modern welfare state and the place of social work in the community.
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Author Biography - Anthony Douglas
Anthony Douglas is Chief Executive of the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass), Chair of the British Association for Adoption and Fostering (BAAF) and a visiting fellow of the University of East Anglia. He has written three previous books on social care. He was awarded a CBE in 2008 for services to family justice and adoption.
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