Perspectives on social work: Individual stories
Perspectives on social work: Individual stories

Start this free course now. Just create an account and sign in. Enrol and complete the course for a free statement of participation or digital badge if available.

Free course

Perspectives on social work: Individual stories


Beresford, P. (2012) ‘What service users want from social workers’, Community Care, Friday 27 April 2012 [online]. Available at: 2012/ 04/ 27/ what-service-users-want-from-social-workers/ #.U6naPJRdXAk [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)]
Care Council for Wales (2014) The Social Worker, Cardiff, CCW
Stevens, M., Moriarty, J., Manthorpe, J., Hussein, S., Sharpe, E., Orme, J., Mcyntyre, G., Cavanagh, K., Green-Lister, P. and Crisp, B.R. (2012) Helping others or a rewarding career? Investigating student motivations to train as social workers in England, Journal of Social Work vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 16–36.
Wilson K., Ruch G., Lymbery M. and Cooper, A. (eds) (2011) Social Work: An introduction to contemporary practice, Harlow, Pearson

Take your learning further

Making the decision to study can be a big step, which is why you'll want a trusted University. The Open University has 50 years’ experience delivering flexible learning and 170,000 students are studying with us right now. Take a look at all Open University courses.

If you are new to university level study, find out more about the types of qualifications we offer, including our entry level Access courses and Certificates.

Not ready for University study then browse over 900 free courses on OpenLearn and sign up to our newsletter to hear about new free courses as they are released.

Every year, thousands of students decide to study with The Open University. With over 120 qualifications, we’ve got the right course for you.

Request an Open University prospectus