Practice and legislation in child and family social work are always changing and have once again come under the spotlight. This text contextualises the bureaucratisation and managerialism of modern social work while also covering the advanced and complex skills necessary for competent social work practice in this area. The recent introduction of a new framework for Post-Qualifying social work practice provides an opportunity for the development of a robust text covering the basics at an advanced level.
Lucille Allain is a Senior Lecturer in Social Work at Middlesex University and a Programme Leader for the social work pre-qualifying programmes. She has 18 years of child and family social work experience in child protection, looked after children and disabled children. Her experience spans working as a social worker, manager and in commissioning and developing new services. Her current research focuses on social work practice and young people leaving care.
Consolidating Practice with Children and Families Policy and Legislative Frameworks in Contemporary Child and Family Social Work Safeguarding children: the complexities of contemporary practice and the Importance of Working with Emotions Family Intervention Projects: a Holistic Approach to Working with Families with Multiple Problems Skills in Direct Work with Looked-After Children, Their Carers and Families Foster Care: Learning from Research and Enquiries Adoption Practice Education: Enabling Others' Learning Within a Children and Families Context What's Important for Looked-After Children? The Views of Young People Leaving Care