Social work books – recommended reading list

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a pile of books and eyeglasses
[vc_cta h2=”ONE STOP SOCIAL STORE” txt_align=”center” shape=”square” color=”orange” add_button=”bottom” btn_title=”OSS STORE” btn_color=”warning” btn_align=”center” btn_link=”|||”]We’ve recently launched our Social Work and Care Shop! Here you can find industry recognised books and resources.[/vc_cta][vc_column_text]Recently, as experienced social workers and practice educators, we’ve been asked by a number of student social workers to compile a list of recommended social work books. Whilst we acknowledge that this is completely subjective (and we’re sure we’ve missed some out); we think the following is a great ‘starter for 10’.

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Dictionary of Social Work: The Definitive A To Z of Social Work and Social Care

Share A New Model for Social Work

The Social Work Portfolio: A Students Guide To Evidencing Your Practice

Evidencing CPD: A Guide to Building your Social Work Portfolio

Report Writing

Practising Critical Reflection: A Resource Handbook

An Introduction To Social Work Practice

Writing Analytical Assessments in Social Work

Understanding Emotions In Social Work: Theory, Practice And Reflection

Person-Centred Communication: Theory, Skills And Practice

Analysing Community Work: Theory And Practice

Workplace Learning In Health And Social Care: A Student’s Guide

Contemporary Social Work Practice: A Handbook For Students

Social Media in Social Work Education

Making sense of theory and its application to social work practice

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Safeguarding Adults Under the Care Act 2014

The Dementia Care Workbook

Working With Adults At Risk From Harm

The Social Worker’s Guide to the Care Act 2014

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Communicating With Children And Their Families: Responding To Need And Protection

Conducting The Home Visit In Child Protection

Direct Work with Vulnerable Children

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The Pocketbook Guide To Mental Health Act Assessments

Modern Mental Health: Critical Perspectives on Psychiatric Practice


Do you have any recommended books that you’d like to share? Leave a comment below.

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