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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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781843104858
ISBN-10: 1843104857
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 17mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publish Date: 24-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Kieran O'Hagan

Kieran O'Hagan was Reader in Social Work at the Queen's University in Belfast. He has spent 20 years in frontline childcare and child protection work in UK social service departments, including a four-year spell as Principal Case Worker (Child Abuse) in Leeds. He is the author of Cultural Competence in the Caring Profession, published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

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