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Practical Social Work Law: Analysing Court Cases and Inquiries

ISBN13: 9781405847391
Published: April 2010
Publisher: Pearson Education Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £28.99

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Practical Social Work Law: Analysing Court Cases and Inquiries presents legal issues associated with social work in an accessible format.

It approaches the law in a way that is less daunting and more engaging through case rather than statute law, and examines the stories of real people and the legal and ethical dilemmas practitioners will face. The text explores basic principles regarding the operation of the law and the lessons for good practice, in addition to exploring relevant statute law.

Landmark cases, cases drawn from the lower courts, tribunals, and ombudsman’s decisions are included throughout presenting an accessible account of the application of the law.

Family Law, Social Security and Welfare Law
Chapter One: Legislative Framework
Chapter Two: The Family
Chapter Three: Promoting Welfare and Safeguarding Children
Chapter Four: Looked After Children
Chapter Five: Young Offenders
Chapter Six: Mental Capacity
Chapter Seven: Adults with Disabilities
Chapter Eight: Mental Health: Hospital Setting
Chapter Nine: Mental Health: Community Setting
Chapter Ten: Lessons for Practice