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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 law along with the skills to use this knowledge well. This essential bookprovides a wide-ranging thematic account of social work practice in Scotland, making critical links between concepts, the contexts of practiceand first-hand experiences of Scottish social work law.The book covers important subjects such as:Service user and carer rightsLegal and social work valuesAccountabilityEffective assessmentSafeguarding, risk and protectionYouth and adult criminal justicePartnership, participation and advocacyDelivery of personalised servicesSocial Work and the Law in Scotland is core reading for all those undertaking academic study or professional practice within the field. It is also a key resource for anyone looking to update their knowledge on the nature and development of the ever-evolving legislative landscape of 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