Social Work in Northern Ireland

Conflict and Change

Deidre Heenan and Derek Birrell

Social Work in Northern Ireland
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Deidre Heenan and Derek Birrell

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

192 pages
Cloth $89.95 ISBN: 9781847423337 Published March 2011 For sale in North and South America only
Written in an accessible style, this book highlights the distinctive aspects of social work policy and practice in Northern Ireland. It covers the historical development of social work, explores the challenges that have arisen from delivering services both during and post conflict and addresses the new imperatives created after the devolution settlement. Exploring many major themes - including social exclusion, devolution and working across borders - the book demonstrates how Northern Ireland's experience can provide lessons for national and international theory and practice.
British Journal of Community Justice
“The writing style is both academic and accessible, combining clear description with the promotion of good practice. The book should be of great value to both practitioners and academics in a variety of disciplines and locations.” 
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