Journals Higher Education



Published: 17 August 2019

712 Pages

9.7 x 7.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198825982

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Law for Social Workers

Fifteenth Edition

Helen Carr and David Goosey

  • 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 a degree and in the workplace
  • Features accessible discussion of recent, real-life cases, illustrating how the law works in practice and preparing social workers for the everyday situations they are likely to face
  • Includes a unique feature, the Social Worker's Toolkit, providing quick-reference advice and practical tips to assist students on placements and in their career as a professional social worker
  • 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 range of online resources which features multiple choice questions, videos on a range of practical topics, 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 for use in lectures alongside discussion notes.

New to this Edition:

  • An expanded Social Worker's Toolkit, offering practical advice on working as a social worker, including what to expect in court, how to prepare evidence, and how to write reports

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Law > Law & Society
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