Law for Social Workers

Paperback | January 18, 2015

byHugh Brayne, Helen Carr, David Goosey

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Law for Social Workers has been supporting social work students and professionals for over 20 years. Written by a qualified social worker and experienced lecturer team, this book provides the perfect combination of legal explanation and practical insight and is the ideal book to see youthrough your course and career. The new 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 13th edition also features "The Social Worker's Toolkit", offering practical advice on topics such as going to court, preparing evidence, and writing reports, and provides the ideal support while on placement or in the workplace. The book is accompanied by a fully interactive Online Resource Centre featuring updates on recent cases and changes to legislation, guidance on answering exercises in the book, a glossary explaining essential legal terminology, and video podcasts. For lecturers, resources include suggested lecturediscussion points and powerpoint slides, plus a test bank of over 200 multiple choice questions for class-testing. With its comprehensive coverage and practical focus, Law for Social Workers will be an invaluable guide throughout your degree and as you enter the workplace, equipping you with the essential legal knowledge to give you the confidence to practice.

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Law for Social Workers has been supporting social work students and professionals for over 20 years. Written by a qualified social worker and experienced lecturer team, this book provides the perfect combination of legal explanation and practical insight and is the ideal book to see youthrough your course and career. The new edition c...

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....

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:624 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.98 inPublished:January 18, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199685681

ISBN - 13:9780199685684

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Table of Contents

Part I: The legal context of social work1. The legal system in England and Wales2. The roles and responsibilities of social workers3. Human rights4. Information sharingPart II: Responsibilities towards children5. 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. Mental health and the lawAppendicesThe Social Worker's Toolkit

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"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