All Social Work students are required to undertake specific learning and assessment in partnership working and information sharing across professional disciplines and agencies. Increasingly, social workers are also finding that they need to deal with a wide range of other professions as part of their daily work. It is essential therefore that social workers can work effectively and collaboratively with these professions while retaining their own values and identity. This updated second edition will prepare social work students to work with a wide variety of professions including youth workers, the police, teachers and educators, the legal profession and health professionals.
Anne Quinney is a Senior Lecturer in Social Work Education at Bournemouth University, where an inter-professional curriculum has been introduced. Her teaching responsibilities include Social Work Theories and Methods/Models of Social Work Intervention; Practice Issues and Using Research in Practice. Anne is an e-learning enthusiast, involved in research projects which include exploring student experiences of e-learning in the social work curriculum and evaluating an electronic simulated community to support inter-professional education. She is Joint Editor of the journal Practice and is a member of the SWAP steering group. Anne previously worked as a teacher in Sudan and as a social worker and youth worker in the UK. Trish Hafford-Letchfield teaches at London South Bank University on the MSc Social Work, Leadership and Management PQ Award and on Pedagogical awards for academic staff. She has several years experience of managing adult services in the statutory sector and is currently Chair of a voluntary sector agency for Older People. Trish has several articles and books on management and organisational issues and has a particular interest in social inclusion issues in social work and social care and is currently researching the lifelong learning of Older People using Social Care Services .
Introduction The Importance of Interprofessional and Inter-agency Practice Preparing to Work with Other Professionals The Youth Work Context The Health Context The Education Context The Housing and Neighbourhood Context The Justice Context Appendix 1: The Professional Capabilities Framework Appendix 2: Subject Benchmark For Social Work References Index