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Some key documents

(2015) Alcohol and other drug use: the roles and capabilities of social workers, Manchester University. full text  

This document sets out the roles and capabilities of UK social workers in relation to substance use.


(2013) Someone to care: the mental health needs of children and young people in the care and youth justice system.  full text
This report hears from eight young adults who have been through the care system and yet show remarkable resilience.


(2017) Strengths-based social work practice with adults. Full text

This looks at what ‘strengths-based social work’ with adults, individuals, families and communities means for practitioners and people using the services.


(2016) The effectiveness of social work with adults. A systematic scoping review. Full text

This report is based on a scoping review into the effectiveness of social work with adults undertaken to help inform the work of the chief social worker for adults.


(2012) Essential information for social workers. British Association of Social Workers: Young people & alcohol. full text 
Alcohol & older people full text: Children, families & alcohol use full text: Mental health & substance use full text 


(2012) Effective supervision in social work and social care. Social Care Institute for Excellence. full text


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