Law for Social Workers / Edition 10

Law for Social Workers / Edition 10

by Hugh Brayne, Helen Carr
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0199211167

ISBN-13: 9780199211166

Pub. Date: 07/15/2008

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Law for Social Workers has been supporting social work students and professionals for over 20 years. The ideal book to see you through both your course and career, the new edition features contributions from a practicing social worker and provides the perfect balance of accessible explanation and practical insight.

The new edition continues to provide an

Overview

Law for Social Workers has been supporting social work students and professionals for over 20 years. The ideal book to see you through both your course and career, the new edition features contributions from a practicing social worker and provides the perfect balance of accessible explanation and practical insight.

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 lecture discussion 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199211166
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/15/2008
Pages:
600
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: The legal context of social work
1. The legal system in England and Wales
2. The roles and responsibilities of social workers
3. Human rights
4. Information sharing
Part II: Responsibilities towards children
5. Principles of children's law
6. Local authority support for children and families
7. Investigation and case planning
8. Applying to court
9. Long-term planning for children
10. Youth Justice
Part III: Responsibilities towards adults
11. Adult social care
12. The legal framework of adult social care
13. Managing adult social care
14. Mental capacity and adult safeguarding
15. Mental health and the law
Appendices
The Social Worker's Toolkit

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