This course is an introduction to a particularly broad and complex topic: the relationship between ideas about social work and what social workers actually do. The sorts of questions that we will be considering in this course are:
- What is it that social workers actually do?
- What is social work supposed to be trying to achieve - and how should we go about it?
- What ideas or theories do in fact - or should - underlie social work practice?
- On what basis should - or do - social workers make decisions about how to respond to different situations?
- What techniques are available to social workers?
- How does social work relate to other professional groups who may work with the same service users?
- How do social work values relate to theory and practice?
Introduction to Social Care Practice and Theories Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.
What is Social Work Practice and why do we need Theory?
What? How? Why?
Past, Present, Future: Perspectives on Change
Different Levels: Groups, Families, Communities and Society
Sharing Responsibility: Collaborative Working
Soft Policing? The use of Statutory Powers
Open to Possibilities: The Art of Reflective Practice
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