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Practical Child Law for Social Workers

Practical Child Law for Social Workers

232 pages | Learning Matters
The English legal system in the area of social work with children and families can be bewildering and complex and it is vital therefore that any textbook on the subject uses case law, case studies and research to critically-engage social workers and students alike. This book does just that - by examining, and putting into clear practical context, the current law and policy relating to social work with children and families. A guide for both students on placement as well as Newly Qualified Social Workers (NQSWs) entering their first roles within children and families teams, Practical Child Law for Social Workers is essential reading for a fast-paced and complex area of social work.
Substitute Care

Easy to read, practical book which simplifies complex issues related to family and the law. Very accessible for students to read.

Mrs Caroline Ann Larmour
University of Cumbria, University of Cumbria
August 27, 2015

Helpful as an additional resource for nurses but more applicable for social workers

Ms Ruth Heffernan
Health and Community Studies, University of Bolton
June 22, 2015

This easily readable book allows students to understand the complexities of childcare law in the UK. It uses current case examples to make the issues live for the reader. Also, it is well set out and understandable. Essential reading for trainee Social Workers!

Mr Sean Brockbank
Faculty of Health, Social Work & Educ, Northumbria University
October 22, 2014

Clearly laid out, up-to-date, and written in an accessible way for non-lawyers. I have found the book to be very helpful for students as a specialist text on the social work and law module, and I am aware a colleague has also recommended it for use on the children and families module.

Mr Michael Isles
Institute, Gloucestershire University
September 24, 2014

This is a really easy to read and understand guide to children's legislation with a focus on implementation in practice, which is of huge benefit to social workers in training.

Mrs Clare Vas
Social Work, North East Worcestershire College
August 13, 2014

Excellent text for those new to the topic of law. Clear and comprehensive .

Mrs Kay Wall
Social Work Department, Kent State University
June 10, 2014

This is a very well written and detailed book. The feedback from students is positive, in fact a number have now purchased this book for their studies. It is written in a way that is easy to dip in and out of, and gives very practical advice in addition to links for further research.

Mrs Caroline Knight
Children,Health, Adventure & Public Services, South Devon College
June 1, 2014

Excellent book - don't practice without it !

Mr Simon Howard
Social Work, Health, Soc Care & Couns, Nottingham Trent University
February 25, 2014

This is a useful and easy read book for students wishing to delve into law and social work with children and families.

Mrs Janet Nordoff
Health and Social Care, Glyndwr University
February 21, 2014

The book goes beyond the technical to the critical interpretation of law and considers ethics and values as an influence.

Health Wellbeing and Family, Canterbury Christ Church
February 20, 2014

Clare Seymour

Clare Seymour is a registered social worker and qualified teacher at post-16 level. From 1998 until retiring in September 2009 she was senior lecturer in social work at Anglia Ruskin University, where she taught social work law, professional accountability and communication and interviewing skills to social work students at undergraduate and master’s level. Since leaving Anglia Ruskin University, she continues to work as a practice educator for social work degree students and as external examiner for the social work degree at Reading University. Her social work experience includes 16 years of local authority social work, latterly in a... More About Author

Richard B. Seymour

Richard Seymour is a senior circuit judge assigned to the Queens’ Bench Division of the High Court of Justice. He has a first class honours degree in law from Cambridge University. He was in practice as a barrister until 2000, was appointed QC in 1991, and has been a president of Mental Health Review Tribunals. He jointly edited Kemp & Kemp The Quantum of Damages, 4th ed, 1975, contributed the legal chapters to publications on practice and procedure for the quantity surveyor and the architect in practice. More About Author

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