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Palgrave Macmillan

​​Social Work and Social Welfare

We are proud to be one of the leading academic publishers of textbooks and digital learning resources in Social Work and related youth, community and welfare fields. We publish some of the finest writers in the world and are committed to producing timely, high-quality materials that reflect the needs of students, educators, trainers and practitioners whatever their area of interest.

We publish books across the range, from core introductory textbooks suitable for classroom use to higher level academic texts for independent study purposes, and practical books geared to support students and professionals in the workplace. Our innovative digital elearning resource, The Social Work Toolkit, provides a unique suite of multimedia learning tools that connect academic and practice learning for students on professional qualifying programmes.

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  • SWSDMelbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre9th-12th July 2014

    The Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development 2014

  • JSWECRoyal Holloway, University of London23rd-25th July 2014

    The Joint Social Work Education and Research Conference 2014

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The Social Work Toolkit helps students develop the knowledge, core skills and confidence they need to suceed on their course and throughout their placements.

Our extensive range of resources, including videos, case studies, book chapters and expert opinion articles provide support whenever required, on or off campus.

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Meet the Editor

Peter Hooper
Publisher – Social Work, Counselling, Nursing and Health

I’m responsible for commissioning and managing titles in Social Work, Counselling, Nursing and Health. I work closely with authors and academics to develop high quality materials that reflect the needs of students, educators, trainers and practitioners.


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