LornyLu
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Hi all,

I am starting my social work degree in september and wondered if anyone could advise me on what books I'm likely to need? Would rather get them now whilst I have a tiny bit of money than wait til september when I'm expecting to be totally skint!

If anyone has a book / reading list or can just recommend decent books I would really appreciate it.

Thanks alot,
Lorna
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Unless you have a list from your uni I would wait to buy them.

Ones I used a lot were:

Law for Social Workers by Brayne and Carr

Community Care and the Law by Mandelson

Social Work Practice by Coulshed and Orme

Social Work Skills by Trevithick

Modern Social Work Theory by Payne

Social Work Models, Methods and Theories by Stepney and Ford

The Blackwell Companion to Social Work is a good general introduction
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LornyLu
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Thank you so much Mandy. Really appreciate it. L x
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Mandy's list is great, and has a few of the books I've relied on in my first year. I'd like to add the following though:
A Brief Introduction to Social Work Theory - David Howe
Anti-Discriminatory Practice - Neil Thompson
Social Work Law - Alison Brammer
Children Act Handbook - Hershman & McFarlane
Social Work: Themes, Issues & Critical Debates - Adams, Dominelli & Payne
Anything from the Learning Matters series

Again, I'd listen to Mandy and wait until you get a reading list from your university, as you might take different modules in different years or have different recommended texts, and it'd be an expensive mistake to buy our recommendations if they're not what your uni works from.
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I always forget Dominelli, shouldn't really as she taught one of my modules when I started and I used all her books for the essay to butter her up :p:
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I am in the exact same boat, i do not know where to start! I did type into google social worker books and it came up with a student blog which had a recommended reading list, not sure whether it would be beneficial or not!Keep me posted!
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