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08 February 2013

620 Pages | diagrams

9.7 x 7.4 inches

ISBN: 9780199696406

Bookseller Code (06)

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Law for Social Workers

Twelfth Edition

Helen Carr and Hugh Brayne
David Goosey

  • Written by an experienced lecturer and author, with contributions from a qualified social worker, this book provides the perfect combination of legal explanation and practical insight
  • Includes a new section, 'The Social Worker's Toolkit', providing quick-reference advice and practical tips to assist you on placements and in your career as a professional social worker
  • Features accessible discussion of recent, real-life cases, illustrating how the law works in practice and preparing you for the everyday situations you are likely to face when dealing with the service user
  • Provides a clear and accurate account of the law in an easy-to-use and concise format which can be relied upon throughout all stages of your degree and in the workplace
  • Covers the key topics relating to adult and child law as well as detail on the legal system, human rights, information sharing, and consent, making it the ideal companion text for all social work law modules
  • Includes end of chapter exercises with online guidance, further reading advice, and chapter summaries to ensure understanding and assist with further research and assessment preparation
  • Accompanied by a free Online Resource Centre which features relevant updates to the law, guidance on answering questions in the book, a glossary of key terms, and further reading advice and support. For lecturers, the website also features powerpoint slides and podcasts for use in your lectures plus discussion notes and a customizable bank of questions for student testing
  • Includes new section, 'The Social Worker's Toolkit', offering practical tips on topics such as going to court, preparing evidence, and working with lawyers, helping to prepare you for practice placements and your future career
  • Incorporates the Professional Capabilities Framework
  • Features discussion of the Family Justice Review and Munro Review of Child Protection
  • Includes the Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 and the Law Commission proposals on Adult Social Care
  • Incorporates the Supreme Court decisions in R (on the application of McDonald) v Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and R on the Application of KM (By His Mother and Litigation Friend JM) v Cambridgeshire County Council
  • Includes coverage of 'Working Together to Safeguard Children' and 'Fair Access to Care Services', plus discussion of the 2012 guidance, 'Managing Individual Cases'

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