|aLaw and the social work practitioner :|ba manual for practice /|cby Rodger White, Graeme Broadbent and Keith Brown.
|aExeter [England] :|bLearning Matters,|c2009.
|axxii, 191 p. ;|c25 cm.
|aPost-qualifying social work practice
|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 178-183) and index.
|aUnderstanding law -- Interpreting rules : a domestic and a statutory example -- The English legal system -- Children's legislation : principles of law and practice -- Adoption -- Youth justice -- Mental health law : an outline -- Community care law : an introduction -- Decision-making : the legal framework (administrative law) -- Discrimination and the law -- Law and policy on domestic violence -- Housing (homelessness) legislation -- The Human Rights Act 1998.
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.