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Law for Social Workers has been the leading textbook in its field since the first edition published twenty years ago. Suitable for students on all social work courses, it offers a clear approach to the law which governs the profession. Written by an author team with a strong background in teaching and practice, this book provides detailed analysis of the law which protects people from harm and enables social workers to assess needs and provide services to meet those needs. The eleventh edition has been restructured to provide greater coherence within parts and cross-referencing. In five distinct parts the authors present key topics covered on all social work law courses. Starting with an analysis of the legal system and the social worker's place in it, the authors then address human rights, the issues of discrimination, privacy of information and issues surrounding consent. Other topics covered include responsibilities to children including safeguarding children and interagency working and responsibilities towards adults including mental health issues. Finally the authors cover issues which affect the service user such as private family disputes, immigration and asylum status, issues relating to money, housing and violence. Each part begins with an introduction to the unifying theme that runs through the following chapters. Individual chapters open with a case study based on a recent case or enquiry, highlighting the vital issues that the chapters will explore. Key learning points are set out early in the chapter, and each chapter contains questions for discussion, further reading, and web links. Online Resource Centre The book is supported by a fully interactive Online Resource Centre featuring: Student Resources: - Video podcasts providing expert advice on court skills for social workers - Updates on recent cases and legislation - Guidance on answering exercises in the book - Glossary - Further Reading - Web links Lecturer Resources: - Test Bank of 200 multiple choice questions with answers and feedback - Lecture outlines notes and guidance for both lawyers and social workers teaching social work law
Hugh Brayne is a Visiting Professor at the University of Portsmouth and Thames Valley University. He is a Tribunal Judge Immigration, Mental Health and Social Security and formerly Professor of law, Sunderland, Kingston and Northumbria Universities Helen Carr is Lecturer in Law at the University of Kent.
Table of Contents
Law, the Legal System and the Social Worker's place in it
Law and the Legal System
The Origins of Social Work Law, ethics and codes of practice. statutory duties
The Service User's Rights and the limits to those rights
Human Rights framework
Right of service user not to be unlawfully discriminated against
Rights and limits to service users' privacy of information
Rights to choose. consent and without consent
Responsibilities towards children
Safeguarding children and interagency working
The principles and purposes of the Children Act 1989
Local Authority Support for children and families
Investigation and case planning
Applying to court
Responsibilities towards adults
Community Care 1
Community Care 2
Community Care 3
Social Workers and service users with a mental health issue
the Service User in context
Issues affecting the Service User
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