The Social Work Toolkit

Meet our contributors

The Social Work Toolkit is well-loved by academics, practice educators and students because of the high quality and wide range of its content. We're proud to feature over 100 different contributors, including social work academics, practitioners, students and service users. Below you'll find information about a selection of our contributors and links to the resources they have provided.

David Howe
Malcolm Payne
Joan Orme
Michael Preston-Shoot
Neil Thompson
Harry Ferguson
Pete Alcock
Robert Lomax
Sarah Banks
Karen Healy
Students
Service Users
SCIE


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David Howe

Emeritus Professor, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

David Howe's research and writing interests span social work theory, relationship-based work, emotional intelligence, attachment theory, and child abuse and neglect. Find out more

David is featured on The Social Work Toolkit with the following resources:



Malcolm Payne

Honorary Professor of Social Work, Kingston University

Malcolm Payne is a writer, academic and consultant on social work, social care management and multi-professional teamwork. Currently Policy and Development Adviser at St Christopher's Hospice, London, he was previously Director of Psychosocial and Spiritual Care at the Hospice. Find out more

Malcolm has contributed the following resources to The Social Work Toolkit:



Joan Orme

Emeritus Professor of Social Work, Glasgow School of Social Work, a joint School of Glasgow and Strathclyde Universities, UK

Joan Orme was founding Head of the Glasgow School of Social Work (GSSW) which is now based at Strathclyde University. She has over 20 years' experience of teaching on social work courses, and has had leading roles in developments in social work education. She has also contributed to the development of UK social work research capacity by being involved in: the production of the JUCSWEC Research Strategy; the steering group for the Research and Development Strategy for Social Services in Scotland and the ESRC Researcher Development Initiative for Social Work. Find out more

Joan has written the following resources for The Social Work Toolkit:



Michael Preston-Shoot

Professor of Social Work and Dean, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, University of Bedfordshire, UK

Michael Preston-Shoot is an Independent Chair of both a safeguarding vulnerable adults board and a local safeguarding children board. He has researched and written extensively on social work law, and also on social work education and service user experiences of service provision. Find out more

Michael has worked on the following resources for The Social Work Toolkit:



Neil Thompson

Writer, trainer and adviser, Avenue Consulting Ltd

Neil Thompson is a highly respected writer, teacher and adviser, with over 36 years' experience in the people professions. He has held full or honorary professorships at four UK universities, and is now a sought-after trainer, consultant and conference speaker. He runs the Avenue Professional Development Programme, an online learning community for people professionals. Find out more

Neil has provided the following resources for The Social Work Toolkit:



Harry Ferguson

Professor of Social Work, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Nottingham, UK

Harry Ferguson is the author of several books and numerous articles; he has been working in the areas of social theory, social policy, social work and child protection for over thirty years. Find out more


Pete Alcock

Professor of Social Policy and Administration and Director of ESRC Third Sector Research Centre, University of Birmingham, UK. Find out more




Robert Lomax

Staff Tutor HSC South West Region, The Open University. Find out more

Robert has worked on the following resources for The Social Work Toolkit:



Sarah Banks

Professor in the School of Applied Social Sciences and Co-Director of the Centre for Social Justice and Community Action, Durham University, UK

Sarah Banks is author of several well-renowned textbooks and has researched and been published extensively in the field of professional ethics, particularly in relation to social, community and youthwork. A qualified social worker, she has worked in Social Services in County Durham and in the voluntary sector as a community development officer. Her current research interests include professional ethics and work with young people and communities in rural areas. Find out more

Sarah's work is featured in the following resources on The Social Work Toolkit:



Karen Healy

Director of Research, School of Social Work and Applied Human Services, The University of Queensland, Australia

Karen Healy has a strong background in direct social work practice and has practised as a social worker in health, youth, and child protection services. She is the current national president of the Australian Association of Social Workers and a national director of The Benevolent Society. She is author of a number of books and papers on many aspects of social work practice and policy studies and regularly conducts lecture and workshops in Australia and in Europe, particularly in Nordic countries. Find out more

Karen's contributions to The Social Work Toolkit include:


Students

Social work students from several universities including Liverpool John Moores, Robert Gordon and Chichester have contributed to our resources by sharing their experiences on a number of issues they faced whilst on social work qualifying degree programmes.

Resources include:View all resources contributed by students here by selecting "students" from the Browse by contributor list.



Service users

Interaction with service users is at the heart of social work, and understanding their perspectives, needs and desires is key to providing good care. The Social Work Toolkit features a range of videos showcasing different aspects of relationships and engagement between service users and social workers.

These include videos on:View all resources contributed by service users here by selecting "service user" from the Browse by contributor list.



Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)

In a very special partnership, The Social Work Toolkit features a series of videos produced in collaboration with the Social Care Institute for Excellence. For more information on SCIE, please visit www.scie.org.uk.

SCIE's contributions to The Social Work Toolkit include the following videos:See more by selecting "Social Care Institute for Excellence" in the Browse by Contributor list here.