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Using the Law in Social Work

Seventh Edition


June 2017 | 256 pages | Learning Matters

A core function of social work is to assist, empower and protect the most vulnerable in society. Every day social workers make difficult decisions in complex and challenging situations. They work in organisations that have clear statutory duties. It is essential therefore, that social work students know what their responsibilities are. Familiarity with law, legislation and legal processes is consequently fundamental to sound social work practice.

 

This bestselling book helps social work students gain this foothold in understanding law as it applies to social work practice. It avoids complicated legal jargon remote from the everyday realities of practice, offering instead a grounding in legally-appropriate, rights-based social work. It covers the full range of social work law, including services for children and families and child protection, adult care law, youth justice, court work, professional regulation and human rights. 

 
Chapter 1: But I Want to Be a Social Worker, Not a Lawyer
 
Chapter 2: Human Rights
 
Chapter 3: Children's Rights and Needs
 
Chapter 4: Meeting Children’s Needs When Things Go Wrong
 
Chapter 5: Adult Care Services
 
Chapter 6: Vulnerable Adults
 
Chapter 7: Youth Justice
 
Chapter 8: Ending up in Court
 
Chapter 9: Providing a Quality Service

Using the Law in Social Work,, written for the professionals of the social work practice, explains in an easy way and with a simple language, the understanding of the law that is applied to the practice of social work.

Loarre Andreu Perez
CBQ Reviews

Good updated version of a classic text. Very useful overview of 'law' and how it can be applied in social work practice. Good resource for students in placement.

Mr David Watson
Applied Social Science, Brighton University
July 7, 2017

Clearly written relevant text

Dr Liam Foster
Social Sciences, Sheffield University
July 6, 2017

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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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