Advocacy is an essential skill for social workers who need to be able to speak confidently on behalf of service-users in a range of situations. In this new book, Jane Dalrymple and Jane Boylan explore the theory and research behind advocacy to demonstrate how to achieve best practice.
Key topics covered include:
- Independent advocacy
- Supporting self-advocacy and decision-making
- Challenging oppression
- Negotiating with organisations
Each chapter includes rich case examples, which help readers bring the discussion into the real life practice context.
Effective Advocacy in Social Work will be valuable reading for those studying social work at undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as those working in practice and in interprofessional contexts.
Jane Dalrymple is Senior Lecturer at the University of the West of England.
Jane Boylan is Senior Lecturer at Keele University.
Jane Dalrymple is a freelance trainer and consultant. She practiced as a social worker in children and family services for many years and ran a national advocacy service for five years. For the last sixteen years she has worked as a senior lecturer on the social work course at the University of the West of England. She has published widely in the field of advocacy including Understanding Advocacy for Children and Young People (Open University Press, 2009) with Jane Boylan. Jane now works as an independent trainer across the UK and in Europe and assesses independent advocates. Jane Boylan is Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Keele, England. Her research interests include advocacy, looked after children and children and young peoples' rights. She has published widely in the field of children's rights and advocacy, including Understanding Advocacy for Children and Young People (Open University Press, 2009) with Jane Dalrymple.
What is Advocacy and How Do We Use it in Social Work? Contextualising Social Work Advocacy Reclaiming Advocacy in Contemporary Social Work Advocacy Skills Participation and Partnership Advocacy Across the Life Course Representation and Complaints Independent Advocacy Conclusion: Developing a Culture of Advocacy