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This book is now Out of Print.
A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Practising Social Work Law 4th ed isbn 9781137560292

Practising Social Work Law 2nd ed

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Suzy Braye, Michael Preston-ShootProfessor of Social Work and Social Care, Liverpool John Moores University

ISBN13: 9780333693834
ISBN: 0333693833
New Edition ISBN: 9781137560292
Published: August 1998
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

This book explores the relationship between the law and social work: the social context of welfare law, the powers and duties social workers have, the practice dilemmas that confront them in applying the law and the conflicting imperatives that underpin it. It helps practitioners use legal knowledge by applying a decision-making framework to practice situations and by clarifying the values and skills for effective practice. This substantially revised and extended second edition updates developments in social work law and provides an even more comprehensive resource for students and practitioners alike.

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Social Security and Welfare Law
List of Abbreviations - Table of Cases - Circulars - Preface to the Second Edition - Towards Practising Social Work Law - Values and Functions within the Law - The Law and Social Work's Practice Dilemmas - Deciding to Use the Law - The Law Available to Social Workers - The Law on Social Work Practice - Making Sense of Practice - References - Index