Law for Social Workers

Paperback | January 10, 2017

byHelen Carr, David Goosey

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Law for Social Workers has been supporting social work students and professionals for over 25 years. Written by an expert lecturer team with practical experience, this book provides the perfect combination of legal explanation and practical insight and is the ideal text to see students throughtheir 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.The 14th edition includes an expanded Social Worker's Toolkit, offering 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. The book is accompanied by a fully interactive Online Resource Centre with a wealth of resources for both students and lecturers.

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Law for Social Workers has been supporting social work students and professionals for over 25 years. Written by an expert lecturer team with practical experience, this book provides the perfect combination of legal explanation and practical insight and is the ideal text to see students throughtheir course and career. This edition conti...

Helen Carr is Professor of Law and Director of Teaching and Learning 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 Unive...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:664 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.01 inPublished:January 10, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198783450

ISBN - 13:9780198783459

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Part I: The Legal Context of Social Work1. The legal system in England and Wales2. The roles and responsibilities of the social worker3. Human rights law4. Information sharingPart II: Responsibilities Towards Children5. The principles of children's law6. Local authority support for children and families7. Investigation and case planning8. Applying to court9. Long-term planning for children10. Youth justicePart III: Responsibilities Towards Adults11. Adult social care12. The legal framework of adult social care13. Managing adult social care14. Mental capacity and adult safeguarding15. The Court of Protection and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards16. Mental health and the lawAppendicesThe Social Worker's Toolkit