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Social Work Law, Ethics & Social Policy
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Social Work Law, Ethics & Social Policy

First Edition


January 2022 | 416 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Are you a social work student looking to understand how the law, ethics and social policy interrelate in practice? Then look no further! Whether you a student or Newly Qualified Social Worker working with children and families or adults at risk of harm, this practical guide will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to fulfil your professional responsibilities and practice with confidence.

 

This book covers all the areas of law you need to know: social work with children and families, vulnerable adults and social issues such as welfare and homelessness. Each section concludes with a discussion of how social policy and ethics relate to each area of social work law. This gives real-world context to what you have learnt, alongside thought boxes, exercises and case studies in each chapter to further encourage reflection and put theory into practice.

 
Part I: The Legal Context of Social Work, Social Policy and Ethics
 
Chapter 1: An Introduction to the English and Welsh Legal System
 
Chapter 2: Human Rights
 
Chapter 3: Anti-discrimination
 
Chapter 4: Data Protection, Confidentiality, and Information Sharing
 
Chapter 5: Ethical and Social Policy Considerations Relevant to the Legal Context of Social Work
 
Part II: Social Work with Children and Families
 
Chapter 6: The Law, Social Policy and Ethics Relating to Children and Families
 
Chapter 7: Child Protection and Safeguarding under the Children Act 1989
 
Chapter 8: Adoption and Fostering
 
Chapter 9: The Youth Justice System
 
Chapter 10: Ethical and Social Policy Considerations Relevant to Working with Children and Families
 
Part III: Social Work with Adults
 
Chapter 11: Adult Social Care and the Care Act 2014
 
Chapter 12: Safeguarding Adults
 
Chapter 13: Mental Health Law
 
Chapter 14: Mental Capacity and the Mental Capacity Act 2005
 
Chapter 15: Ethical and Social Policy Considerations Relevant to Working with Adults
 
Part IV: Social Work in Practice Contexts
 
Chapter 16: Domestic Abuse
 
Chapter 17: Substance Misuse
 
Chapter 18: Refugees, Asylum and Immigration
 
Chapter 19: Welfare Benefits and Homelessness
 
Chapter 20: Ethical and Social Policy Considerations Relevant to the Relief of Poverty
 
Part V: Report Writing and Courtroom Skills
 
Chapter 21: Report Writing for Social Workers
 
Chapter 22: Giving Evidence in Court

Muna Sabbagh

Dr Muna Sabbagh holds a PhD from Kingston University, exploring the various approaches used in the UK youth justice system and the autonomy of the family in relation to young people who offend. Muna worked as a law lecturer at Kingston University and the University of Hertfordshire Law School lecturing in criminal law, tort law and English legal systems and methods. Muna has also published on youth justice and restorative justice in the criminal justice system. Muna currently lectures in in law at the University of Hertfordshire to both undergraduate and postgraduate social work students. More About Author

Gillian Korgaonkar

Gill Korgaonkar has an LLB (University of London) and an LLM (London School of Economics). Gill is a qualified social worker. She taught law at the University of Hertfordshire to both undergraduate and postgraduate law and social work students. More About Author

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