Practising Social Inclusion presents what we know about what works, and why, in promoting social inclusion and practising in a socially inclusive way.

Contributing to the growing debates on social inclusion, this book moves beyond discussion of who it is that is socially excluded and the processes of exclusion. It draws on research and reflective practice to answer the vital question of how to actually work towards inclusion and includes five sections looking at different arenas for practice: policy; programme design; service delivery; community life; and research.

Relevant to all those working to promote, or researching, human health and wellbeing, this book is especially suitable for practitioners, students and scholars in health promotion, social work, social policy, public health, disability studies, occupational therapy and nursing.

part I|41 pages


part II|32 pages

Practising inclusion in policy

chapter 2|9 pages

Conscience clauses

Your right to a conscience ends at my right to safe, legal and effective health care

chapter 4|10 pages

Practising social inclusion through regulation

Occupational health and safety for commercial sex workers

part III|40 pages

Practising inclusion in service design

part IV|35 pages

Practising inclusion in service delivery

chapter 8|13 pages

Working for connection and inclusion

The role of front-line practitioners in strengthening the relational base of maginalized clients

chapter 10|9 pages

Practising social inclusion

The case of street-based sex workers

part V|40 pages

Practising inclusion in community life

chapter 12|7 pages

Enabling new students to feel that they matter

Promoting social inclusion within the university community

chapter 13|12 pages

Community-driven social inclusion practice

A case study of a multicultural women's friendship group

chapter 14|9 pages

Practicing social inclusion

Comfort Zone — a social support group for teenagers with high-functioning autism

part VI|56 pages

Practising inclusion in research

chapter 16|12 pages

Inclusive research with people with intellectual disability

Recognising the value of social relationships as a process of inclusive research

chapter 18|9 pages

The invisibility of childlessness in research

A more inclusive approach

chapter 19|10 pages

Inclusion in participatory research

What were the whitefellas doing in an Aboriginal health project?

part VII|10 pages