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The Law And Social Work

Author : Lesley-Anne Long
ISBN : 9781137182449
Genre : Social Science
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The Law and Social Work is up-to-date and contemporary. It analyses current debates around confidentiality, State intervention and the legal issues impacting on children, young people, families and vulnerable adults. It also offers an insightful discussion of central social work themes, integrating: ■ Ethics and values ■ Discrimination ■ Assessment and intervention ■ Accountability Charting the changes in law and practice over the past ten years, this new edition provides thematic accounts of key areas of development. It also reflects the pace of change in a number of spheres, including youth justice, mental health and discrimination law. Written by leading academics and social work practitioners widely published in their fields of expertise, this is an authoritative text for social work students, practitioners and professionals across the health and social care spectrum.

A Child S Journey Through Contemporary Issues In Child Protection

Author : Gary Norton
ISBN : 1784733415
Genre : Child welfare
File Size : 46. 43 MB
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This new title provides clear, authoritative commentary on good practice, law and current research for both lawyers and other professionals who are involved in modern day safeguarding practice. Highly topical issues covered include: The Child Protection Process and the Family Justice System, Fact Finding, Neglect, Domestic Abuse, Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery, Child Sexual Exploitation, Forced Marriage and Honour-Based Violence, Child Radicalisation, Female Gential Mutilation (FGM), Voice of the Child and the Child's Journey Through the Family Justice System, These topics raise complex and contemporary issues for family justice and social work thereby generating recent legislative change, and bringing a new range of conceptual and practical problems for lawyers, social workers and health care professionals alike. Each section begins with a clear narrative identifying the issues, followed by a comprehensive consideration of the applicable legal framework and an up-to-date review of the contemporary research that is available on each subject area, before a full discussion of the child's journey through this is considered, alongside any implications that this raises for practice. A Child's Journey Through Contemporary Issues in Child Protection is accordingly essential reading for all family law banisters, solicitors, judges, social workers, related safeguarding professionals and students.

Legal Issues In Social Work Practice And Research

Author : Sana Loue
ISBN : 9783319774145
Genre : Social Science
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This highly practical text surveys the myriad legal and ethical issues that social workers encounter both in daily practice and under special circumstances. Its initial section presents concepts in law and ethics that unite practitioners, researchers, and academics in the field, such as confidentiality, informed consent, and the interplay between social work and administrative and judicial systems. A selection of representative cases illustrates legal aspects involved in providing services to families, children, elders, and persons with disabilities. Also included are chapters on advocacy in social work, both in its potential to influence policy and on the global stage as part of the ongoing struggle for human rights and dignity. Among the topics covered: Confidentiality and the social worker-client relationship Liability issues for social workers in the clinical context Legal issues arising in the context of social work research The social worker and forensic social work Social worker involvement in access to school and school services Social work in the context of health care Legal issues working with immigrants, refugees, and asylees The interface between social work and human rights Legal Issues in Social Work Practice and Research is an interdisciplinary text aimed at social work, mental health, and legal professionals. It enhances the power of social work as an integrative system to support clients’ rights and agency.


Author : Leathard, Audrey
ISBN : 1861347553
Genre : Medical
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While ethics has been addressed in the health care literature, relatively little attention has been paid to the subject in the field of social care. This book redresses the balance by examining theory, research, policy and practice in both fields. The analysis is set within the context of contemporary challenges facing health and social care, not only in Britain but internationally. Contributors from the UK, US and Australia consider ethical issues in health and social care research and governance; interprofessional and user perspectives; ethics in relation to human rights, the law, finance, management and provision; key issues of relevance to vulnerable groups such as children and young people, those with complex disabilities, older people and those with mental health problems and lifecourse issues - ethical perspectives on a range of challenging areas from new technologies of reproduction to euthanasia. This book is intended for academics, students and researchers in health and social care who need an up-to-date analysis of contemporary issues and debates. It will also be useful to practitioners in the public, private and voluntary sectors, including social workers, community workers, those working in the fields of disability and mental health and with older people.

Contemporary Social Work Practice

Author : Barbra Teater
ISBN : 9780335246045
Genre : Social Science
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An introduction to the diverse settings of social work, detailing the relevant policy context, methods and approaches.

Law And The Social Work Practitioner

Author : Rodger White
ISBN : 9780857252173
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 65. 20 MB
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This book explores the main areas of social work law, including children, mental health and community care. By investigating the meaning of law and some of its underlying value assumptions, it encourages practitioners to reflect on their actions and beliefs, helping them to avoid being a mere 'technician', and instead, become a competent practitioner. This new text supports busy social workers studying for Post-Qualifying Awards. Each chapter begins with an overview of the rationale for the teaching material provided and sets out clear learning objectives. Case studies, exercises and recommendations for further reading can be found throughout the book.

Introducing Child Care Social Work Contemporary Policy And Practice

Author : Jill Davey
ISBN : 9780857253576
Genre : Social Science
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This book provides a practitioner's perspective on the challenges and developments of working in Child Care Social Work in the current context of organisational and social change. Drawing on the experience of social work practitioners who have undertaken the Post-Qualifying Child Care Specialist Award, the book shows how these challenges are being met in everyday practice, providing a forum to share their knowledge and experience with others and contribute to best practice. It will be of interest to social work practitioners and students and all those interested in the reality of current child care practice.

Social Work Practice In Mental Health

Author : Robert Bland
ISBN : 9781743314753
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 81. 66 MB
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An invaluable resource for social workers in all practice settings, not just mental health, and a core text for social work students.' - Dr Valerie Gerrand, former AASW representative and board member of the Mental Health Council of Australia 'An outstanding and very original contribution to the scholarship on mental health policy, research and service.' - Associate Professor Maria Harries AM, University of Western Australia Developing the skills to work effectively with people who have mental health problems is fundamental to contemporary social work practice. Practitioners face new challenges in a rapidly changing work environment including working with consumers and their families and in multidisciplinary teams. Now, more than ever, social workers need discipline-specific mental health knowledge and training. This second edition of Social Work Practice in Mental Health continues the guiding principles of the first edition - an emphasis on the centrality of the lived experience of mental illness and the importance of embracing both scientific and relational dimensions of practice. The new edition reflects the latest developments in best practice including the emergence of recovery theory and the importance of evidence-based approaches. This is a comprehensive guide to social work practice in specialist mental health settings as well as in other fields of practice, covering the most commonly encountered mental health problems. It features information on assessment, case management, family work and community work, and reveals how the core concerns of social work - human rights, self-determination and relationships with family and the wider community - are also central to mental health practice.

Law And Social Work Practice

Author : Raymond Albert, MSW, JD
ISBN : 9780826148926
Genre : Law
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This completely rewritten and updated new edition of a practical text continues to provide a firm introduction to law and legal processes and their relation to social work practice. Using Clinton's welfare reform act of 1996, Albert provides a conceptual framework to illustrate how socio-legal problems emerge in the welfare state, and presents the skills base necessary for effective social work response. A new section on socio-legal issues highlights many fields where social worker-lawyer partnerships can occur, such as civil rights and advocacy, the death penalty, liability for neglect in nursing homes, informed consent and medical treatment, and much more. Filled with techniques for reading and understanding judicial opinion, legislative statues, and bills, this new edition will appeal to all professors of law and social work courses, as well as courses on the welfare state.

Race Racism And Social Work

Author : Michael Lavalette
ISBN : 9781447307075
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 74. 39 MB
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This volume contends that British social work education has not fully acknowledged the evolution of structural and institutionalized racism in the United Kingdom and continental Europe. Tracing the ways in which racism toward Britain's ethnic minority groups has changed, the contributors—many of them key practitioners in the field—argue that social work training should fully integrate anti-racist practices that reflect contemporary realities. In doing so, they assert the importance of social work in addressing racism toward groups including Eastern European migrants, Roma people, and asylum seekers.

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