Practice: Social Work in Action
When this title was suggested to me for review I was expecting a dense doorstep-deep book to arrive in my pigeon hole. Imagine my pleasure to see Tomlinson and Philpot's 160-page slimline publication with a nice friendly font inside... The authors' language is clear; concepts are well explained and introduced... for the practitioner or manager working within residential care with traumatised children, this book will provide a good introduction for new staff and a point of reflection for 'older hands'.
The British Journal of Social Work
I would recommend this book to all social workers and allied professionals working with children who have suffered severe abuse because the writing in this book seems to me to reflect SACCS' committment to providing quality care and the assessment and planning tool discussed is novel and thought-provoking.
Counselling and Psychotherapy Research
The book is part of a series that documents the work of SACCS, an integrated recovery programme for children who have been traumatised early in life. One of the authors has extensive experience of working with traumatised children and the other an experienced author, together their compassion for children and their hope of developing better lives for children living in care is very evident. The book is well suited for anyone involved in working therapeutically with children especially those working within inter-disciplinary teams or residential care settings.
CAFCASS Publication Channel C
This is a short and clearly written book which firmly follows child-centred and evidence based practice to outline an integrated approach to the assessment and therapy of very disturbed children. It draws on current social work thinking but also includes insights from residential and educational settings. The methods developed by SACCS could be extended to a wide range of family disturbances that have less serious but nevertheless debilitating effects on a child's emotions and development. Most Cafcass practitioners will find new, useful and interesting ideas in this book, and should be able to apply them in their work, particularly with older children, in both public and private law.