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The Law and Social Work: Contemporary Issues for Practice

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Edited by: Lesley-Anne Long, Jeremy Roche

ISBN13: 9780333945872
ISBN: 0333945875
Published: March 2002
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print



This reader brings together newly commissioned pieces from academics and practitioners in the social work and social care field. It raises critical issues regarding the interface between the law and social work practice. Covering core conceptual and thematic issues, overviews of areas of law and practice, and the perspectives and experiences of a range of players in the field, it focuses on key legal issues and trends and draws out social work practice and policy issues. This is a useful text for all those undertaking, or thinking about undertaking, social work training.

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Contents:
Notes on Contributors - The Law and Social Work - Working Together?; L-A. Cull and J. Roche - SECTION 1: THE LAW AND SOCIAL WORK: KEY THEMES AND ISSUES - A Critical Perspective on the Welfare Principle; S.Gilmore - Social Work Values and the Law; J.Roche - Racism and Social Work Practice; R.Dutt - Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of Children in Need Living with their Families; J.Aldgate - Social Work Practice and Accountability; M.Preston-Shoot and S. Braye - Practising Partnership; L.Jordan - Risk and Professional Judgement; N.Parton - SECTION 2: OVERVIEW OF KEY AREAS OF LAW AND PRACTICE - Human Rights and Social Services; B.Schwehr - Family Breakdown; L-A.Cull - Violence in the Home: Social Work Practice and the Law; L-A.Cull - Child Protection: Lessons from Abroad; A.Cooper and R. Hetherington - Whistleblowing Public Concern at Work; P. Ells and G. Dehn - Social Work Practice in the Youth Justice System; A.Worral and A. Souhami - Special Educational Needs; T.Callman - The Disability Discrimination Act 1995; J. Cooper - Care in the Community; A.MacDonald - Children Looked After; I.Brodie - The Law, Social Work Practice and Elder Abuse; A.Brammer - An Introduction to Family Group Conferencing; P.Nixon - SECTION 3: SERVICE USER AND PRACTICE PERSPECTIVES - Issues for Practice; P.Wellbourne - The Challenge of Care and Control: Experiences and Observations from an Approved Social Worker; J.Henderson - Working with Children: A Guardian Ad Litem's Experience; A.Dale- Emberton - The Official Solicitor and Children Cases; P.Harris - The Children Act 1989: Dilemmas and Issues in Family Proceedings; D.Gore - Probation Officer's Work; S.Chand - Account of a Magistrate who Sits in the Youth Court; S.Vernon - Young People in Care; R.Hayward - The Development of Advocacy Services with and for Children and Young People; J. Timms - The Court of Protection; D.Lush - Partnership in Action: the New Challenge of the Youth Justice Reforms and Youth Offending Teams; H.Watson - Piggy in the Middle: Good Practice and Interpreters; N.Cornwell - Elder Abuse; J.Pritchard - Reference