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New offering from the Social Work Placement Team


Hot off the press : Co-authored by Angie Sheard (placement team) and Julie Adams guide to 'Positive Social Work' The Essential Toolkit for NQSW's is a practical, step-by-step guide to the first year in practice.

Angie Sheard has recently joined the placement team, together with colleague and friend Julie Adams is celebrating the publication of their first book. ‘Positive Social Work’ is a practical, step-by-step guide to a social worker’s first year in practice. Written in simple terms it links directly to the new Professional Capabilities Framework and offers a tool to support Newly Qualified Social Workers’s through their Assessed and Supported Year in Employment. The focus of the book is to encourage NQSW’s to develop positive habits that will sustain them throughout their career.

Chapters include: managing stress and avoiding burnout; work-life-balance; developing emotional intelligence; what to expect when you enter practice; sources of support and much more. There are practical exercises and activities, along with case studies and suggestions for further reading. The final chapter focuses on the ASYE assessor and aims to support them in managing their NQSW’s through the first year in practice. This book is a not only great new resource for NQSW’s but also for students and for all who are involved in Social Work Education.

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