Law for Social Workers

Law for Social Workers

by HughBrayne (Author), Gerry Martin (Author), HelenCarr (Editor)


Law for Social Workers provides students with exactly 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, and ultimately govern how social work is carried out. 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; working with children, including in the civil and criminal courts; working with adults; and legal issues relating to violence, family breakdown, and housing. Each section begins with an introduction to the unifying theme that runs through the following chapters. Individual chapters start with a case study based on a recent case or enquiry, highlighting the vital issues that the chapters will explore (for example, an Introductory case study on the Climbie enquiry). Key learning points are set out early in the chapter, and each part contains questions with guidance on the accompanying companion web site.


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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 704
Edition: 8th Revised edition
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 11 Sep 2003

ISBN 10: 0199258767
ISBN 13: 9780199258765