Applying values and ethics to social work practice is taught widely across the qualifying degree programme, on both Masters and BA courses. This book is a clear introduction to this subject and will help students develop their understanding by showing social work students how ethics can have positive impacts on the lives of vulnerable people. There are chapters on how social workers can make good ethical and value-based decisions when working with risk, and how the role of the social worker as professional can impact on service users.
Above all the book is a timely and clear introduction to the subject, with an emphasis on advocacy and empowerment and how the beginning social worker can start to apply these concepts.
Lester Parrott is Senior Lecturer in Social Work at Keele University where he teaches and publishes in the area of social policy and social work. He is the author of "Social Work and Social Care", a textbook on the relevance and relationship of social policy to social workers.
Introduction Preparing for Social Work Anti-Oppressive Practice Principles and Consequences Being Accountable Managing Risk Advocacy and Social Work Organisations The Ethics of Partnership Working Ethics in Social Work Organisations