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Post Qualifying Child Care Social Work: Developing Reflective Practice

by Gillian Ruch SAGE Publications Ltd
Pub Date:
11/2008
ISBN:
9781412928267
Format:
Pbk 176 pages
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This textbook provides an overview of the Post Qualifying Child Care Award in social work. Written in response to recent policy and training guidelines, it provides the underpinning knowledge for candidates following the Post Qualifying curriculum. It helps child care social workers acquire and develop the breadth of knowledge and understanding that characterise best practice.

Key features include:
- Chapters on reflective collaborative and critical practice; child development; child observation; case management and managing risk; working in partnership with children and families; inter-professional working and practice education
- Links to the relevant post qualifying standards for social work
- Contributions from a team of practice assessors and programme candidates
- A practice-based approach - clearly links theory, research and practice
- An inter-professional perspective
- Case studies, activities and points for reflection that encourage the reader to develop ways of challenging and improving their own practice.

The book equips social workers with the relevant training, knowledge and skills to improve the quality of services and their delivery. With an emphasis upon continuing professional development, this text is suitable for social workers studying for the Child Care Award, those already in practice and other social care professionals working with children.

`The first text to systematically address the learning needs of post-qualifying child care social workers. Soundly organized and engagingly written with useful summaries and reflective exercises for students, it is a very fine text that will be widely used' - Nick Pike, Principal Lecturer in Social Work, University of Gloucestershire

CONTENTS:
Introduction
PART 1
The PQ Framework and PQ//CPD Consolidation Agenda
PQ Foundation
Reflective Practice
PQ Foundation
Observation Skills
PQ Foundation
Collaborative Skills
Introduction to Practice Learning
PART 2
Focus On the Child: Child Development
Child Observation and Professional Practice
Holding the Child In Mind
Working With Children, Families, Carers and Professionals
Participation, Partnership and Networks
Innovative Regulatory Practice
PART 3
Child Care Practice
Relationship, Art, Pedagogy and Regulation

`The first text to systematically address the learning needs of post-qualifying child care social workers. Soundly organized and engagingly written with useful summaries and reflective exercises for students, it is a very fine text that will be widely used' - Nick Pike, Principal Lecturer in Social Work, University of Gloucestershire
Gillian Ruch is a registered social worker with a background in childcare social work. Her current position is Senior Lecturer in the Division of Social Work Studies at the University of Southampton.