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Social Policy for Social Work


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PART 1: CONTEXTS Changing Perspectives on Social Policy and Social Work PART 2: POLICIES Social Security Employment Housing Health and Community Care Family and Child Care Youth Justice and Criminal Justice PART 3: ISSUES Tackling Divisions and Inequalities Organising and Delivering Social Services Financing Social Services Who Controls Social Services? Future Trends Appendix 1: Abbreviations Appendix 2: Key dates: Legislation and Official Publications Appendix 3: Internet Addresses for Information on Policy and Research Bibliography Index.

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Robert Adams is a co-editor of "Social Work: Themes, Issues and Debates" and the forthcoming companion volume, "Critical Practice in Social Work".

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ROBERT ADAMS is Professor of Human Services Development, attached to the Policy Studies Research Centre, University of Lincoln, and Visiting Professor of Social Work, University of Teesside. He has worked in social work and criminal justice settings and is the author of a number of books, including Social Policy for Social Work and Quality Social Work.


'...a perceptive and critical view of social policy developments with respect to social work practice.' - David Denney, Social Policy

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