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Published: 16 May 2021

760 Pages

9.7 x 7.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198869924

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Law for Social Workers

Sixteenth 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
  • Also available as an e-book with functionality, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support

New to this Edition:

  • Coverage of the consequences of and adjustments for Covid-19 for vulnerable adults
  • Updated and extended coverage of the law on domestic abuse
  • Detailed consideration of Liberty Protection Safeguards
  • Further details emerging from the Children and Social Work Act 2017 including the role of Social Work England

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Law > Law & Society
Social Sciences > Social Work