David Gaylard, Snr Lecturer in Social Work, The University of Chichester
A welcomed addition that will assist in the understanding of the ever-increasing complexities and multiagency challenges of working within the field of adults at risk during times of austerity. The text certainly complements an emerging readership so ideal for any social work academic or policy researcher, practice educator, staff trainer, experienced or newly-qualified practitioners working within adult health and social care statutory or provider services. Each chapter covers key areas of core knowledge, practice, skills, values and principles that assist in effective person-centred interventions and outcomes. The book is well-structured with each incremental chapter written in a clear, accessible style supplemented by summarised key points, applied case studies, tables and diagrams devised by a competent practitioner-author. I will certainly be adding this text to my safeguarding modular recommended reading lists.