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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Social Work Decision Making: A Guide for Child Care Lawyers 2nd ed

ISBN13: 9781846612541
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781846610653
Published: March 2012
Publisher: Family Law
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £60.00

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Social workers working with children and families are required to make complex and difficult decisions on a daily basis which often result in court proceedings.

Social Work Decision-Making: A Guide For Childcare Lawyers is a comprehensive guide for childcare lawyers and other professionals seeking to understand the policies and procedures involved in such social work practice.

This new edition has been thoroughly updated to take account of all recent developments, including the:-

  • Reissued Public Law Outline
  • Revised ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ (March 2010)
  • New case law in respect of section 5 social work records and local authority duties
  • Guidance relating to the Integrated Children’s System (ICS)
  • New guidance for secure accommodation provision

Family Law, Social Security and Welfare Law
The legal framework
Why do lawyers need to know about social work?
The referral to the local authority
The local authority response – the s47 investigation
The assessment process
Child protection planning
The local authority’s duties towards looked-after children
Adoption and permanency
Leaving care
How to analyse the local authority’s decision-making process.