The Sage Handbook of Decision Making, Assessment and Risk in Social Work

Campbell Killick (Editor), Brian Taylor (Editor), John Fluke (Editor), Christopher Graham (Editor), Emily Keddell (Editor), Aron Shlonsky (Editor), Andrew Whittaker (Editor)

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Book Summary: The SAGE Handbook on Decision Making, Assessment and Risk in Social Work provides a comprehensive overview of key strands of research and theoretical concepts in this increasingly important field. With 49 chapters and 4 section summaries, this Handbook describes the ‘state of the art’; discuss key debates and issues; and gives pointers on future directions for practice, research, teaching, management of services, and development of theoretical understanding. A key aim of this Handbook is to support the development of sound, applied knowledge and values to underpin reasoned professional judgement and decision making by social workers in practice and those in management and regulatory roles. With contributions from a global interdisciplinary body of leading and emerging scholars from a wide variety of roles, this handbook has been designed to be internationally generalisable and applicable to all major areas of social work. This Handbook provides a field-defining account of decision making, assessment and risk in social work which is unrivalled for its diversity and strength of coverage, and will be of value to social work researchers, teachers and practitioners, as well as to those in allied fields such as health care.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherSAGE Publications
Number of pages632
ISBN (Electronic)9781529790191
ISBN (Print)9781529790191
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 30 Aug 2023


  • Social Work
  • Assessment
  • Risk
  • Decision Making
  • Assessed need
  • Risk Assessment


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