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This publication gives a fuller introduction to the ASYE, brings together some of the best current thinking about how we can support NQSWs and also offers practical support to new graduates coming into the social work profession, setting them on a course of continuing professional development that we trust will become an integral aspect of their career progression.
A distinguishing feature is the range of contributors, including service users, carers, managers, academics and NQSWs. Vignettes that include the voice of service users and carers are poignant, helping to link theory to practice, and serve as reminders of the importance of effective social work. The practice guide has been written in such a way that readers can dip into areas of interest as needed. It covers a broad range of areas, and readers are encouraged to follow further reading suggestions to gain a depth of understanding on specific topics.
This book fills a gap in the market by being not ony a basic manual to get social workers through their first year of practice but by also being referenced to the ASYE framework should be of great help to workers completing a portfolio. The inights from service users are expecially valuable.