Child Law for Social Work

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Overview

An invaluable resource for all social workers in practice with children and families, this book examines key issues such as child protection, family support, care planning, adoption, and case preparation for court. Accessible to those without a background in law, the book highlights links between social work standards and legal values and rules. With promotion of the rights of children and families a measure of professional competence and legal obligation, the book helps readers satisfy social work standards and use their knowledge of the law to improve their practice.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412908047
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 6/5/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Jane Williams is a lecturer in law at the University of Swansea. She specialises in social work law, and children's rights. Other publications include Children and Citizenship (SAGE, 2007), co-edited with Antonella Invernizzi

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Table of Contents

PART ONE: CONTEXT AND THEMES
Law, Social Work and Children
Sources of Law for Child Care Social Work
Accountability for Child Care Practice in England and Wales
Inter-Agency Working and Information Sharing
PART TWO: SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE WITH CHILDREN
Engaging with Children and their Families to Safeguard Children and Promote their Welfare
Compulsory Measures to Safeguard Children and Promote their Welfare
Preparing a Case for Court
Looked After Children
Social Work with Children in the Youth Justice System

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