Mass-migration, conflict and poverty are now persistent features of our globalised world. This reference book for social workers and service providers offers constructive ideas for practice within an inter-disciplinary framework. Each chapter speaks to a skill and knowledge area that is key to this work, bringing together myriad voices from across disciplines, interspersed with the vital perspectives of asylum seekers, refugees and migrants themselves. The book discusses the specific challenges faced when working in the community, and where people have suffered torture, in the context of social work practiced from an ethical value-base. Staying up to date with the latest developments in policy; and addressing key specific skills needed to work with people affected by borders, this book is a valuable resource for both practitioners and students.
This book will prove to be invaluable reading for Social workers and other professionals. It will enhance their understanding, knowledge and skills, around working with asylum seekers, refugees and migrant communities from different cultural backgrounds. It will challenge professionals' ideas on what they think good social work practice looks like, when working to affect change and better outcomes in people's lives, via a human rights approach. -- Millie Kerr, Children's Services Manager, Specialist children's Services, Barnardo's Social Work with Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Migrants is published at a time when there is unprecedented hostility towards migrants in the UK. The book covers an excellent and thought- provoking range of issues. The first-person accounts throughout the book give insight into the lived experiences of people subject to immigration control. Migration issues thread through all areas of social work and the book should be required reading for practitioners and students alike. -- Lynda Shentall, Lecturer in Social Work, School of Health and Society, University of Salford Manchester This is a book which is both thought provoking and useful. The chapters challenge us to think about the nature of UK policy towards refugees and migrants while providing practical material on a range of key topics. The voices of asylum seekers and refugees are given a prominent place. The structure of the book allows quick navigation to find the relevant section. A key resource for practitioners, policy makers and academics. -- Luke Geoghegan, Head of Policy and Research, British Association of Social Workers (BASW) This book is captivating me. It says it is about social work with refugees, asylum seekers and migrants, but it is really about social work's heart and soul, about who we are, where we put ourselves, what we work for, who we identify with, it is about social justice. -- Gerry Nosowska, Chair of BASW
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