This module covers general theories and issues of social policy, planning and management relevant to social work. It aims to provide students, at an in-depth level, with the necessary models, methods and skills in planning and policy development for human service organisations. It includes the use of sophisticated techniques and models in estimating social needs and optimal provisions. Social and political parameters in planning and policy are examined. It also covers the socio-political implications as well as the techno-methodological skills in organisational planning for social work intervention. Students are expected to carry out small-scale planning exercises.