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Law for social workers

Author: Hugh Brayne; Helen Carr, (Law teacher)
Publisher: Oxford [UK] ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 8th edView all editions and formats
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"Law for Social Workers provides students with exactly what they need in order to understand the legal framework in which social workers act. It provides clear information on key issues in social work law, such as the social worker's duties to society and the 'client'; law and the legal system (with detailed help on the issues of discrimination, human rights, and immigration status), plus the workings of the courts;  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh Brayne; Helen Carr, (Law teacher)
ISBN: 0199258767 9780199258765
OCLC Number: 51668436
Description: xlvii, 704 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Pt. I. The Framework --
1. The relationship of law and social work --
2. Human rights and anti-discrimination law --
3. Law and the practice of social work --
4. The professional social worker and the law --
Pt. II. Working with the Courts --
5. Evidence for the court --
6. Presenting a report to the court --
Pt. III. Responsibilities Towards Children --
7. Working in partnership --
8. The principles and purposes of the Children Act 1989 --
9. Responsibilities towards children --
10. Investigation and case planning --
11. Child protection --
court applications --
12. Adoption --
13. Law of the family --
14. Children in the criminal justice system --
Pt. IV. Social Workers' Responsibility for Adults --
15. Community care and residential care --
16. Admission to hospital or guardianship for mental disorder --
Pt. V. Social Exclusion --
17. Violence, harassment, and anti-social behaviour in and around the home --
18. Housing problems --
19. Homelessness --
20. Nationality, immigration, and asylum issues.
Responsibility: Hugh Brayne, Helen Carr ; foreword by Allan Levy.

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Provides students with what they need to in order to understand the legal framework in which social workers act. This book covers the laws that restrict, monitor and mould this position in society,  Read more...

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