Welcome to the Companion website

Welcome to the companion website for Developing Skills for Social Work Practice by Michaela Rogers, Dawn Whitaker, David Edmondson and Donna Peach. The resources on the site have been specifically designed to support your study.

About the Book

Are you struggling to get to grips with what social work actually looks like in real-life practice? Do you want to know more about how you can develop the right skills and implement the right theory in many different practice situations?

Then you have come to the right place!

To help you get the most out of the textbook, this companion website has been designed to help you develop and hone your skills for practice and to make the best start in practice placements.

On this website you will find:

  • Journal articles to expand your knowledge.
  • ‘How to …’ guides and templates to aid your understanding.
  • Helpful links to additional resources.

All these resources are organised according to the relating chapter in the textbook, so it’s easy to find what you’re looking for. Just click on links to the left.


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