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The Social Worker's Guide to Children and Families Law: Second Edition
     

The Social Worker's Guide to Children and Families Law: Second Edition

by Lynn Davis
 

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Now fully updated and with up-to-the-minute guidance, this is only book you will need to make sense of the key elements of law involved in social work with children and families in England and Wales.

Accessible and jargon-free, this everyday reference explains the fundamental concepts of parental responsibility and human rights, and the provisions of private and

Overview

Now fully updated and with up-to-the-minute guidance, this is only book you will need to make sense of the key elements of law involved in social work with children and families in England and Wales.

Accessible and jargon-free, this everyday reference explains the fundamental concepts of parental responsibility and human rights, and the provisions of private and public law, including care proceedings and adoption. This second edition incorporates recent changes including the Working Together to Safeguard Children guidance for inter-agency working, the Children and Families Act 2014 and the Crime and Courts Act 2013 as well as the latest case law. Checklists, charts and highlighted points allow for easy reference, and illustrative case scenarios put the law into context.

This comprehensive and easy-to-use guide will be an invaluable resource for practising social workers, as well as trainees, students and those studying for post-qualifying awards.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849054409
Publisher:
Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date:
05/21/2014
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Lynn Davis is an independent legal trainer and consultant. She has specialized in child care law since 1989, and has acted as a solicitor for local authorities, parents and children. She regularly provides legal training for professionals working with children and has taught on the law module for student social workers. She is the author of See You in Court: A Social Worker's Guide to Presenting Evidence in Care Proceedings and A Practical Guide to Fostering Law: Fostering Regulations, Child Care Law and the Youth Justice System, both published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

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