Report writing is a key skill for social work and one in which many practitioners receive little formal training or preparation. Fully revised and updated, the new edition of this handy pocketbook for social workers provides key advice for busy practitioners to help them to write clear, professional and well-structured reports. This includes practical advice, hints and tips to improve your report writing and ensure you adhere to best practice in your written communications.
Social workers will find this guide invaluable for creating high-quality reports for a range of common situations. This useful book includes:
• A range of report templates for a variety of situations, practice contexts and service user groups
• Examples of good practice in report writing and common pitfalls to avoid
• Examples of legal policy and assessment situations
• Checklists of content and style requirements for various report types.
Written by an experienced practitioner, this practical guide is not only suitable for newly-qualified social workers but also their more experienced colleagues that would like to develop and hone their writing skills. Students of social work will also find this an essential resource for their practice education and beyond.