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Social Services

Made Simple Books

  • 4th Edition - February 13, 1990
  • Authors: Tony Byrne, Colin F. Padfield
  • Language: English
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 1 - 4 8 3 1 - 8 3 0 6 - 0

Social Services provides an introduction to the social services in Great Britain. This fourth edition aims to take account of a number of important changes in British social… Read more

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Social Services provides an introduction to the social services in Great Britain. This fourth edition aims to take account of a number of important changes in British social services since 1984 and to generally up-date the whole text. This volume was substantially completed towards the end of 1988, and updated until the summer/autumn 1989. This book is organized into 18 chapters. These chapters cover the history of British social services, relevant laws and legislation and the types of services for the aged, children, women and handicapped. It also describes social work as a profession and evaluate whether the welfare state was a success or failure. This book also provides information of the social measurement of poverty in Britain, funding for public spending and economic and social needs of population groups. This book will be of interest students preparing for examinations such as those approved by the Business and Technician Education Council (BTEC), the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA), the Institute of Health Service Management, the Institute of Housing and similar professional and examining bodies.