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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.
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This book adds skills to the law unit studnets undertake in their first year .Happy to commend it

Mr Courtney Jones
ASS, Bedfordshire University
December 4, 2013

Excellent resource and students will find the content very accessible and useful throughout the their studies and well into their qualified practice.

Miss Julie Bywater
Faculty of Health and Social Care, Chester University
November 27, 2013

Very useful to have a book pulling together law in relation to children, young people and social work. Thank you. I will use as a referernce for students on placement.

Ms Fleur Duke
Social Work , Hull University
November 21, 2013

A useful text for both pre and post qualified. Provides case studies which assist students to understand links between legislation and practice.

Mrs Jean Pippard
Faculty of Health and Social Care, University of Plymouth
October 3, 2013

This has been recommended as supplementary reading for the level 4 students. This book refers to the PCF so is very current and offers the students case studies which are particularly valuable for the level 4 students to support their integration to practice.

Ms Stephanie Jones
Faculty of Health and Sciences, Staffordshire University
October 1, 2013

This is a beautifully written book, with clear and concise language. As the English law is lightly different to Irish law, I can only recommend this to my students as supplemental reading.

Mr Neil Van Dokkum
Applied Arts Department, Waterford Institute of Technology
September 9, 2013

I have recommended this to a colleague who teaches children and families and direct work with children.

Miss Debbie Thackray
Social Work Didsbury, Manchester Metropolitan University
July 23, 2013

A use core text for social work students makes links between social work and legislation a useful generic book for the 2nd year teaching

Ms Tricia Ayre
Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, Thames Valley University
July 1, 2013

Some good points made that will support students developing a relevant knowledge.

Ms Allison Dunhill
Centre For Educational Studies, University of Hull
June 17, 2013

For those students looking to go on to the Masters in SW this is a great text.

Ms Allison Dunhill
Education , Hull University
June 17, 2013

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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