In light of the profound changes confronting the Child Welfare landscape, social work practitioners are expected to understand both the current and anticipated inter-relationships between social work and education. A clear introduction to social work in an educational setting, this book supports students on the social work degree course and builds on the success of the Transforming Social Work Practice series, which is based on common learning principles.
Steve Krawczyk is Head of the Education Welfare Service, Lincolnshire County Council, and is a member of the Regional Programme Committee for the Diploma in Education Welfare Studies. Nigel Horner is Head of the School of Health and Social Care at the University of Lincoln, where he teaches social work history, theory and methods, residential child care and ageing and older people. He began working in a London Borough Children's Home in 1972, before studying Sociology at Durham University. After a period as a Community Worker, he qualified in Social Work from Glasgow University in 1980, and thereafter worked in Mental Health, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Fostering and Youth Offending settings. He is also a Senior Fellow in the Higher Education Academy.
IntroductionSchools, social work and education welfare: Historical perspectivesThe Children Act 2004: Requirements and the key principlesThe broader legal context of contemporary practiceSchool's out: Making sense of disaffection, absenteeism and exclusionSchool's in: Addressing particular issuesRelated issues and practice challengesEducation outcomes and the children looked afterWhat are we going to do about it? Assessment and interventionWhat works? The evidence base for effective inclusion education strategiesPointers to the future?Appendix 1 Timeline of education and social work developmentsAppendix 2 Identifying barriers to access: A checklistAppendix 3 Resources and InformationReferencesIndex