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Law for Social Workers, 16th Edition

Law for Social Workers, 16th Edition

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780198869924
  • Published In: March 2021
  • Format: Paperback , 624 pages
  • Jurisdiction: U.K. ? Disclaimer:
    Countri(es) stated herein are used as reference only

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    Law for Social Workers has been supporting social work students and professionals for over 25 years. Written by an expert team with practical experience, this book provides the perfect combination of legal explanation and practical insight and is the ideal text to see students through their course and career. This edition continues to provide an accurate, jargon-free account of the law social workers need to know, with helpful diagrams and case studies included throughout to explain areas of difficulty and ensure understanding for students and professionals at all levels. It also includes the Social Worker's Toolkit, which offers practical advice on topics such as going to court, preparing evidence, and writing reports, providing the ideal support while on placement or in the workplace.

  • Part I: The legal context of social work
    1: The legal system in England and Wales
    2: The roles and responsibilities of social workers
    3: Human rights
    4: Information sharing
    Part II: Responsibilities towards children
    5: Principles of children's law
    6: Local authority support for children and families
    7: Investigation and case planning
    8: Applying to court
    9: Long-term planning for children
    10: Youth Justice
    Part III: Responsibilities towards adults
    11: Adult social care
    12: The legal framework of adult social care
    13: Managing adult social care
    14: Mental capacity and adult safeguarding
    15: Mental health and the law
    Appendices
    The Social Worker's Toolkit

  • Hugh Brayne is a former Law Professor and is now a Tribunal Judge in the Health, Education and Social Care Chamber.

    Helen Carr is Professor of Law at the University of Kent. Helen's research is in the area of housing, social welfare, and public law and she has extensive experience teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

    David Goosey leads postgraduate studies in health and social care at the University of Westminster. He is a qualified social worker and partner at The Change Agency, a consultancy firm specialising in work with local authorities, government departments, the NHS, and charities.

  • Review(s) from previous edition

    "A highly accessible text for social work students which combines credible case studies and ingenious illustrations with easy to follow analysis. - Vicky Palmer, Senior Lecturer in Youth Justice, Nottingham Trent University

    "A useful and comprehensive text [...] particularly useful for students who are undertaking their first practice placement - many commented that they would not leave home without it!" - Karen Bayliss, Senior Lecturer, University of Lincoln

    "This book gives a comprehensive and essential account of the law as applicable to social work. It will serve as a strong foundation for any social work student." - Ian Dore, Lecturer in Social Work, Brighton University

    "An excellent, clearly written, and accessible text. The companion website offers invaluable teaching support and great additional resources for students." - Susan Watson, Lecturer in Law, Kingston University

    "This is the social work bible and a must have for students." - Martine Wilkinson, Senior Lecturer, University of Winchester

    "Well-structured and bursting with valuable legislative content, clearly applied to practical situations, in a way that is easily understood by students and practitioners alike." - Melanie Hills, Senior lecturer, Liverpool John Moores University

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