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Embarking on a first practice placement can be an anxious experience for social work students. This textbook takes them step-by-step through the process, holding their hand through preparation for practice modules and during the course of the placement itself. Focusing on practicalities, knowledge, values and skills, the authors guide students through the challenges they may face. Chapters include numerous real-life case examples which reflect a range of varying placement contexts including different settings, service-user groups, locations and areas of practice. The book will help students become confident on placement and lead to rich placement experiences which will benefit them throughout the rest of their degree and upon entry to the profession. Your Social Work Practice Placements is essential reading for all social care students.

Processes and Practicalities
Processes and practicalities
Introduction

This chapter considers the practical tasks you will need to complete to ensure a successful start to placement, including the completion of documentation and the placement application form. We ask you to reflect upon and consider your level of capability as a beginning social worker and to identify your learning needs so that you and your practice educator can prepare for your placement. Most ...

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