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Social Work and the Law in Scotland
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SOCIAL WORK AND THE LAW IN SCOTLAND

PAPERBACK BY DAVIS, ROGER; GORDON, JEAN

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ISBN
9780230276314
IMPRINT
PALGRAVE
 
 
EDITION
2ND ED. 2010
PUBLISHER
PALGRAVE MACMILLAN
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
240 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
21 DEC 2010

DESCRIPTION

Effective social work practice relies on good understanding of the lawalong with the skills to use this knowledge well. This essential readerprovides a wide-ranging thematic account of social work practice inScotland, making critical links between concepts, the contexts of practiceand first-hand experiences of Scottish social work law.Reflecting the pace of change in the law since the previous edition, thebook combines fully updated chapters by some of the original authors,with newly commissioned pieces. Written by leading academics andpractitioners in the field, it captures key developments in Scottishlegislation and the implications for practitioners, covering importantsubjects such as:? Service user and carer rights? Legal and social work values? Accountability? Effective assessment? Safeguarding, risk and protection? Youth and adult criminal justice? Partnership, participation and advocacy? Delivery of personalised services.Social Work and the Law in Scotland is core reading for all thoseundertaking academic study or professional practice within the field.It is also a key resource for anyone looking to update their knowledgeon the nature and development of the ever-evolving legislative landscapeof Scotland.

CONTENTS

Introduction.- Legal Values and Social Work Values; J.Roche.- Accountability and Professionalism and Practice; K.Cameron.- Risk, Professional Judgment and the Law: Antinomy and Antagonism in an Age of Uncertainty; S.Hunter & M.Titterton.- The Role of Assessment in Social Work for Children and Families in Scotland; J.Aldgate.- Law, Social Difference and Discrimination; L.Robinson.- Children's Hearings in Scotland: Balancing Rights and Welfare; J.McGhee.- The Voice of the Child; K.Marshall.- Community Care and the Promotion of Independence; A.Petch.- Vulnerability, Autonomy, Capacity and Consent; K.MacKay.- Working with Adults Who Use Services and Carers; L.Curtice & K.Stalker.- Youth Justice; B.Whyte.- Adult Criminal Justice; F.McNeil & T.McCulloch.- Partnership with Service Users; A.Kendrick.