Kirwin Maclean Associates

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Kirwin Maclean Associates is an independent social work publisher. As an organisation, we are based on the values and ethics of social work. Our publications are designed to be accessible in terms of content and price. We believe our books, cards and our social work theory app speak for themselves.

Written by practitioners our books are focused and practical. Social workers and students regularly tell us how good our books are. 

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Whilst Kirwin Maclean Associates is most well known as a publisher, we also provide a range of other services as follows.

Siobhan is actively involved in developing and delivering training and a number of our Associate writers are also experienced in providing training. We can design and deliver training in a number of areas, including:

- Theory and Practice

- The Legal Framework in health and social care

- Practice Educator/Practice Assessor training

- Training and Support for newly qualified Social Workers

Our clients include City and Guild, local authorities, colleges, Universities, providers of health and social care services in the independent sector and independent training agencies.

For more information about our training services, please contact us.


Kirwin Maclean Associates are regularly asked to exhibit a book stand at Conferences and workshops. We are also regularly asked to facilitate workshops at Conferences on a range of issues. We are always delighted to attend and bring along our stand – the chocolates we bring along always go down well.

If you are planning a Conference or event and would like us to bring along our stand, please contact us.

Attendees of the COMPASS Jobs Fair, Birmingham will be able to visit the Social Work Bookshop can speak to Kirwin Maclean about their books, resources, training and consultancy for social workers.

You can pick up a range of social work theory and reflective practice cards, as well as their new "50 Acts of Professional Self Care" cards, and also attend their workshop 'Avoiding stress and burnout in social work and social care' .