Pamela Trevithick - Visiting Professor in Social Work, Buckinghamshire New University.
It is always enriching to see theory and practice in close conversation which this timely book offers - and does so well. The wealth of knowledge and practice experience covered in its pages highlights the central place that relationships hold within social work, and how relationship-based practice can lead to more in-depth understanding and new possibilities to be explored. The multi-disciplinary perspectives offered, and the real-life experiences that it describes make this book unique, memorable - and a pleasure to read.
Ilse Julkun, University of Helsinki
There is a clear need for a book on relationship-based social work, and how it may be operationalised as a model drawn from research and practice. The book opens up the case for re-establishing relationships in current practices and includes case analyses in a multitude of settings, and a multitude of different voices. By combining an academic and practice focus, and by making relationships explicit in social work through different steps, this book is useful for any student studying social work