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Law for social workers

Author: Caroline Ball; Ann McDonald, lecturer in social work.
Publisher: Aldershot, Hants ; Burlington, VT. : Ashgate, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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This text provides those who have little or no previous knowledge of the subject with an introduction to the legal context of both the general and more specialist areas of social work practice.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Caroline Ball; Ann McDonald, lecturer in social work.
ISBN: 0754617777 9780754617778 0754617785 9780754617785
OCLC Number: 49386065
Description: xii, 267 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. I. The Legal Context of Social Work Practice --
1. Nature, Sources and Administration of Law --
2. Social Work and the Human Rights Act 1998 --
3. Discrimination --
4. Challenging Local Authority Decisions --
pt. II. Children and Families --
5. Child and Family Social Work: The Evolving Legal Framework --
6. Parents, Guardians and Parental Responsibility --
7. Family Breakdown --
8. Local Authorities' Powers and Duties --
9. Children in Need of Protection --
10. Care and Supervision --
11. Adoption --
pt. III. Vulnerable Adults --
12. Community Care --
13. Mentally Disordered People --
pt. IV. Youth Justice --
14. The Youth Justice System and Pre-trial Decisions --
15. Sentencing in the Youth Court --
pt. V. Legal Issues for Clients --
16. Housing --
17. Education --
18. Welfare Benefits --
19. The Criminal Process --
pt. VI. Scotland --
20. Social Work Law in Scotland / Janice McGhee --
Table of Statutes and Statutory Instruments.
Responsibility: Caroline Ball and Ann McDonald ; with a chapter on Scottish law by Janice McGhee.

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'More than just making the law accessible, this volume outlines current research evidence and debates surrounding its application. As such it provides an essential guide to social work students, Read more...

 
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