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Using the Law in Social Work

Using the Law in Social Work

Fifth Edition

208 pages | Learning Matters
Law is a core subject of the social work degree and this title introduces students to the complexities and challenges of this subject. Now in its fifth edition, this well-established book looks at how the law in England and Wales interacts with key aspects of practice such as human rights, mental health, youth justice and community care. Fully-revised to include new information on youth justice, this text is essential reading for all social work students. The implications of the Social Work Task Force and ongoing changes to social work practice are also discussed and reflected upon.
Table of Cases
Table of Legislation
Series Editors' Preface
Introduction to the Fifth Edition
But I want to be a Social Worker, Not a Lawyer
Human Rights
Children's Rights and Needs
Meeting Children’s Needs When Things Go Wrong
Community Care
Youth Justice
Ending up in Court
Providing a Quality Service
Exercise Answers
Appendix: Subject Benchmark for Social Work

the text provided a basic overview of legislation and its application. I would have like to see more detail and analysis of the impact of the legislation.

Mr Matt Nicholson
Health, Care and Wellbeing, Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education
January 27, 2014

Excellent text, useful in both BA and MA classes.

Mr Warren Smith
School of Health and Wellbeing, Wolverhampton University
November 14, 2013

An excellent introductory text for a social work students first encounter with social work law.

Mr Lee Sobo-Allen
Nursing, School of Healthcare, Leeds University
February 15, 2013

This book provides essential information for Managers of Residential, Nursing and Domicilliary services. Although the title seems to limit the readership it will make a practical handbook for Level 3, 4 and 5 Health and Social Care workers.

Mr Maurice Fordy
Sociology and Social Work/Policy, Solihull College
January 23, 2013

Will be of good use for BA students

Ms Rachael Clawson
Centre for Social Work (University Park), Nottingham University
January 22, 2013

A useful addition to books on this subject. Very accessible at all levels of study.

Mrs Sue Jones
Social Work (Didsbury), Manchester Metropolitan University
December 14, 2012

This book joins the Brammer key text for year two law module. However, this book will be introduced to first year students as it's clear style and structure will engage the starting student in the fundamentals of the crucial legislative framework which they will work within.

Mrs Kay Wall
Social Work Office (Redditch), North East Worcestershire College
December 14, 2012

The Book has been used for students undertaking AMHP training.

Mr Robert Wu
Social Work Department, Birmingham City University
November 7, 2012

A well structured book that gives basic information. It is a good starting place for the student to gain essential legislation.

Mrs Sonia Pieczenko-Feldges
Care , University Centre Grimsby
October 12, 2012

Very approachable text for students.

Mr Mark Martin
Social Work (Frank Lampl Building), Kingston University
September 14, 2012

Robert Johns

Before moving into social work education, Robert Johns worked for a number of years in a range of social work roles, predominantly in the public sector. His specialisms were youth justice and court-work, representing the interests of children involved in care proceedings. Academically, his major abiding interest has been social work law but he has also taught social policy and social work values and ethics, hence his latest book, Ethics and Law for Social Workers. Currently, he teaches  at the University of East London, where has been Head of Social Work and programme leader for the qualifying MA offered in conjunction with the... More About Author

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