"This is a key text that provides a well-rounded introduction to anti-discriminatory social work, placing this underpinning concept within the context of theory, methods, policy, legislation and skills. It will be of immense value to students, practitioners and service users. An excellent book!"
John MacDonough, London South Bank University
"Addressing both the ideas underpinning anti-discriminatory practice and more practice oriented approaches, this is an accessible book which will be of benefit to social work students and practitioners." Amanda Thorpe, University of Bedfordshire
This Key Concepts clearly and concisely explains the basic ideas in the field of anti-discriminatory social work. It:
- Explores the range of discriminations that people experience and discusses a number of theories that inform Anti-discriminatory practice
- Considers the legal frameworks within which anti-discriminatory practice operates
- Analyses the skills and knowledge required to practice effectively
- Highlights the dynamic nature of anti-discriminatory practice and points the way towards a new practice dimension
- Provides an essential reference guide for all social work students and practitioners, as well as those taking courses in teacher training, youth and community, nursing, mid-wifery and mental health studies for whom anti-discriminatory practice is an important element in their study.
Introduction The Nature of Discrimination Models of Anti-discriminatory Practice Theories informing anti-discriminatory Practice Models Political Dimension of Anti-discriminatory Practice Legislation and Policies Working with Diversity and challenging the status quo Key skills, knowledge and ADP Integrating ADP into Methods/Approaches Dynamic nature of Anti-discriminatory Practice Towards a new practice dimension