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Social Care: Learning from Practice

Social Care: Learning from Practice

Noel Howard and Denise Lyons

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Written by social care workers, this unique multi-contributory book draws on insightful stories of practice to discuss the key issues that impact on social care today.

  • Provides a wealth of practical knowledge from the experiences of social care workers who have worked with different groups in diverse settings.
  • Goes behind the rhetoric and theory to examine the unpredictable, difficult and challenging aspects of social care work.
  • Draws from real-life case studies illustrating both positive and negative experiences and outcomes, and examines the tasks and core competencies of social care work.
  • Reflects on the professionalisation of social care as a vital service utilised by Tusla (Child and Family Agency), the Health Service Executive and other stakeholders.
  • Discusses the evolution of social care from residential child care to an expanded, multifaceted and integrated practice.
  • Details the establishment of the representative body Social Care Ireland (SCI) in 2011, which is made up of
    • the Irish Association of Social Care Workers (IASCW),
    • the Irish Association of Social Care Management (IASCM) and
    • the Irish Association of Social Care Educators (IASCE).

Written For: Students of Social Care Social care workers preparing for continuing professional development (CPD), and allied health and social care professionals. Those interested in a career in social care

Additional Information

Author Noel Howard and Denise Lyons
Publisher Gill Books
Publication date 21 May 2014
Format Paperback
ISBN/EAN 9780717159697

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