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This book is now Out of Print.
A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Social Work Law in Scotland 3rd ed isbn 9781847661654

Social Work Law in Scotland 2nd ed

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ISBN13: 9780406070128
ISBN: 0406070121
New Edition ISBN: 9781847661654
Published: October 1997
Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print



Social Work Law in Scotland provides a clear outline of the legal framework within which social work operates and is aimed primarily at those with no previous knowledge of the law. It begins with a general introduction to legal terminology and procedure and goes on to discuss areas of law of particular relevance to social workers, including housing, benefits, debt recovery and discrimination. Later chapters deal with the concerns of offenders and of those with special needs.

The second edition takes full account of the changes introduced by the Children (Scotland) Act 1995. The practical emphasis of the book has been improved by increased reference to codes of practice and the inclusion of a new chapter on professional responsibility and accountability of social workers.""

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Subjects:
Scots Law
Contents:
""Scottish legal context of social work. General law relevant to social work. Children and their families. Local authority services to children. Children in need of supervision or emergency protection. Special needs. Offenders. Professional responsibility and accountability""