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Readership: Students undertaking a degree in social work or studying a related programme at undergraduate or postgraduate level. This book is also likely to be useful for newly-qualified social workers and social work professionals looking for on-the-job legal support.
Hugh Brayne, Visiting Professor, University of Portsmouth, and Helen Carr, Reader in Law, University of Kent
Hugh Brayne is a Visiting Professor at the University of Portsmouth and has previously held positions at Sunderland and Kingston Universities. He is also a Tribunal Judge for Immigration, Mental Health, and Social Security.
Helen Carr is Reader in Law at the University of Kent. Helen's research is in the area of housing, social welfare, and public law and she has extensive experience teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Helen is also the author of Carr, Carter & Horsey: Skills for Law Students (OUP, 2009).
Review(s) from previous edition"A useful and comprehensive text which I have been recommending to all my students. It has been particularly useful for those who are undertaking their first practice placement and many have commented that they would not leave home without it!
- Karen Bayliss, Senior Lecturer, University of Lincoln
"This book gives a comprehensive and essential account of the law as applicable to social work. It is accessible for students new to the subject and will serve as a strong foundation for any social work student.
" - Ian Dore, Lecturer in Social Work, Brighton University
"A comprehensive and detailed reader which will be a useful text to take into practice placements and later into the workplace.
" - Dave Mason, Lecturer in Social Work, Staffordshire University
"An excellent, clearly written, and accessible text which gives good coverage of the main areas covered in a law for social workers module. The companion website offers invaluable teaching support and great additional resources for students.
" - Susan Watson, Lecturer in Law, Kingston University
Part I: The legal context of social work
1: The legal system in England and Wales
2: The roles and responsibilities of social workers
3: Human rights
4: Information sharing
THE SOCIAL WORKER'S TOOLKIT
Part II: Responsibilities towards children
5: Principles of children's law
6: Local authority support for children and families
7: Investigation and case planning
8: Applying to court
9: Long-term planning for children
10: Youth Justice
Part III: Responsibilities towards adults
11: Adult social care
12: The legal framework of adult social care
13: Managing adult social care
14: Mental capacity and adult safeguarding
15: Mental health and the law