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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.

Knowledge, Skills and Values
Knowledge, skills and values
Introduction

In Chapter 2 we introduced the concepts of power and anti-oppressive practice. Now that you have reached the middle part of your placement and will be developing your own body of work, we will re-visit these important concepts and help you relate them to your practice. Through the chapter you will develop your understanding of the use of power ...

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