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. 

Please visit our website for more details: or contact us directly on


Click here to view a range of publications which will be on sale at the North West Social Work Show 8 May

All of our publications will be available at the event and Siobhan will be there to sign copies of her books

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.


Research and Consultancy

Siobhan and our senior Associate, Bridget Caffrey, have carried out a number of research, consultancy and development projects for organisations including local authorities, health care providers and Skills for Care.

Our background, experience and networks, matched with our consultancy and writing skills, places us in an ideal position to carry out a range of projects for your organisation.

For a no obligation discussion about your needs, 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.


Very well organised. We appreciate you supporting us to attend as first time exhibitors. Very useful networking.

Siobhan Maclean , Managing Director

Kirwin Maclean