Undergraduate Course: Understanding Care and Control in Social Work (UG) (SCWR10029)
|School||School of Social and Political Science
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||PLEASE NOTE: THIS COURSE IS ONLY FOR STUDENTS ON THE BSC SOCIAL WORK DEGREE PROGRAMME
Building on courses in the first semester, the focus here shifts from a focus on early and voluntary engagement to consider the need for compulsory intervention. There will be an underpinning acceptance that intervention in the current context and climate is complex and multi-layered. The course will bring understanding to these issues, and help students to begin to develop an understanding of what the social work role is in an ever-shifting economic, political and cultural setting.
Students will be introduced to relevant legislative frameworks in respect of criminal and youth justice services. They will learn about the philosophy and workings of the Children┐s Hearings System and will go on to address relevant legislation with respect to adult services. Tensions between compulsory and voluntary intervention will be highlighted.
Lectures and Groupwork - EAL field work will be supported by lectures, tutorials and independent study.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| Students MUST have passed:
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 18,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||This course will be formally assessed by different means: a group presentation 20% and a written assignment 80%. Students are required to pass the essay component and to pass the course overall.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- The statutory framework governing social work practice across a range of service user groups.
- The complex relationships in social work practice between care, control and justice with reference to law, policy and theory.
- 3. Theory and research to enable them to work in partnership with service users, carers and other organisations.
|Indicative Reading : |
Barnard, A., Horner, N. and Wild, J. (2008) The Value Base of Social Work & Social Care, Maidenhead, Berkshire: OU Press/McGraw Hill.
Beresford, P. (2000) Service users' knowledges and social work theory: conflict or collaboration? Br. J. Soc. Work, Aug 2000; 30: 489 - 503.
Bowles, W., Colllingridge, M., Curry, S. and Valentine, B. (2006) Ethical Practice in Social Work. An Applied Approach, Maidenhead, Berkshire: OU Press/McGraw Hill.
Clark, C. (2001) Adult Day Services and Social Inclusion: Better Days, London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Clark, C. (2000) Social Work Ethics: Politics, Principles and Practice, Basingstoke: Palgrave.
Cree, V.E. and Myers, S. (2008) Social Work: Making a Difference, Bristol: Policy Press/BASW.
Cree, V.E. and Davis, A. (2007) Social Work: Voices from the Inside, London, Routledge.
Cree, V.E. (2007) 'Social Work and Society', in Davies, M. (ed.) Blackwell Companion to Social Work, Third edition, Oxford, Blackwell.
Cree, V.E. (ed) (2003) Becoming a Social Worker, London, Routledge.
Davies, C., Finlay, L. and Bullman, A. (200) Changing Practice in Health and Social Care, London: Sage.
Doel, M. and Best, L. (2008) Experiencing Social Work. Learning from Service Users, London: Sage.
Farmakopoulou, N. (2002) What Lies Underneath? An Inter-organizational Analysis of Collaboration between Education and Social Work, Br. J. Soc. Work, Dec 2002; 32: 1051 - 1066.
Lethard, A. (2003) Interprofessional Collaboration: From Policy to Practice in Health and Social Care, Hove, Brunner-Routledge,
Gray, M. and Webb, S.A. (2009) Social Work Theories and Methods, London: Sage.
Hunter, S. and Curtice, L. (2008) 'Working with Adults with Incapacity' in C. Clark & J. McGhee (eds.) Private and Confidential: Handling Personal Information in Social and Health Services.(191-209). Bristol: Policy Press.
Hunter, S. and Ritchie, P. (2007) 'With, Not To: Models of Co-production in Social Welfare' in S. Hunter & P. Ritchie (eds.) Co-production and Personalisation in Social Care. Research Highlights, 49. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Morris, K. (2008) Social Work and Multi-agency Working, Bristol: Policy Press/BASW.
Nicholas, E. (2003) An Outcomes Focus in Carer Assessment and Review: Value and Challenge, Br. J. Soc. Work, 33: 31 - 47.
Reynolds, J. (2007) Discourses of Inter-Professionalism, Br. J. Soc. Work, April 2007; 37: 441 - 457.
Richardson, S. and Asthana, S. (2006) Inter-agency Information Sharing in Health and Social Care Services: The Role of Professional Culture
Br. J. Soc. Work, 36: 657 - 669.
Trotter, C. (2006) Working with Involuntary Clients, 2nd edition, London: Allen & Unwin/Sage.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||o oral communication skills
o written communication skills
o oral and visual presentation skills
o independent learning
o interpersonal skills: engagement, empathy, tolerance and open-
o problem formulation and solving
o information retrieval and research skills
|Course organiser||Dr John Devaney
Tel: (0131 6)51 5363
|Course secretary||Miss Laura Thiessen
Tel: (0131 6)50 3932