Clear outline of how to apply law to social work practice, gives clear case studies and examples and highlights key legislation for practice
A basic introductory book that will help new students to understand how to apply the law to social work practice. It will support our core text books. It helps make complicated concepts in law more simply.
A good introductory book to law and social work. Easily interpreted for new students yet demanding enough for reference.
This is a well written and easy to read book about social work law. I will recommend it for students in relation to human rights, and it is still applicable for teaching law in relation to children and families and court practice, however the adults element of the book needs updating in line with the Care Act 2014.
I realised during the course that it was probably not a good idea getting Irish students to directly read this book as there are differences in the legal systems, mostly subtle, but some profound as a result of our Constitution, and this caused confusion amongst some students. I did however use the book in my lectures to help explain fundamental principles that are nicely explained in this book, and it was a particular help in studying the Cleveland abuse scandal, which has been on the syllabus for some years. The book provided some fresh perspectives on that.
Using the law in social work gives students a good overview of the legal landscape they will encounter in practice. The chapter on 'ending up in court' goes some way to preparing the individual for what may be a nerve-wracking experience.
A good text for students wanting to use the law in everyday practice settings.
A good introductory text that demonstrates the application of the law to practice. It is a popular text at all levels.
A very useful guide to current social work legislation.
useful, concise introduction to relevant law not only for social work students but also those studying social care and public health
Johns is an excellent support text for social work students
An excellent text book for students on both the BA and MA in Social Work in terms of providing an easy to use reference book.
This is a well-presented book and readable book, as are all those in the SAGE Learning Matters series. However the scope is clearly England, not Scotland or Northern Ireland - and perhaps Wales. The Introduction makes this clear, which is helpful. However the references at the end of Chapter 1 (which the Introduction indicates as providing guidance for other parts of the UK) does not include anything specific to the Celtic Fringe, nor does it indicate parts of those books and websites which may be applicable. Ciaran White's book is an obvious citation for NI law for social work.
May be a little too basic for some of some of our second year undergraduate students - but others will welcome it as a good overview and introduction to the law.
A very useful summary suitable as a background text