This clear and accessible introduction to anti-discriminatory practice in social work covers, in turn, each of the major forms of discrimination. Neil Thompson has written a successful blend of theory and practice which provides a clear framework for understanding the complex range of issues involved, together with practice guidelines for the development of good practice in this vitally important area of social work. The book acts as a foundation for further study and practice development in each of the areas covered - anti-discriminatory practice in relation to sexism, racism, ageism, disablism and so on. An essential text for modern social work.
Dr Neil Thompson is an author, trainer and consultant whose work is highly acclaimed across the people professions. He has held full or honorary professorships at four UK universities, but now works with Avenue Consulting Ltd: The Well-being Specialists and Avenue Media Solutions, providers of high-quality multimedia learning resources (www.avenuemediasolutions.com). He also manages the Avenue Professional Development Programme, an online learning community for the people professions.
He was responsible for setting up the www.humansolutions.org.uk, www.griefchallenges.com and www.socialworkfocus.com websites and edits the free monthly e-zine, THE humansolutions BULLETIN (www.humansolutions.org.uk/bulletin). He is also a sought-after conference speaker. His website, with a blog and Tip of the Week, is at www.neilthompson.info.