This original textbook provides an invaluable introduction to the required core knowledge, values and skills in social work today. Within the context of critical debate about knowledge, values and skills, a highly respected team of contributors focus their attention on three key areas: social work with children and families; community care and social work with adults; and probation and social work with offenders. One of the most important and innovative features of the text is that it offers a practical tool for readers to identify and monitor competences. Knowledge, values and skills are integrated to produce a set of competences, the main components of which are then shown in practice as problem-solving devices against wh
Chapter 7: Competence in Social Work and Probation Practice
Competence in Social Work and Probation Practice
In the previous chapters we covered the knowledge base, values and skills of social work. We then referred to three major social work areas of work (pathways): children and families; community care and social work with adults; and crime, probation and social work with offenders. In this final chapter we ...