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Irish Social Work & Social Care Law

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IRISH SOCIAL WORK & SOCIAL CARE LAW

PAPERBACK by Hamilton, Claire

£40.99

ISBN
9780717152667
IMPRINT
GILL EDUCATION
 
 
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PUBLISHER
GILL
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
288 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
13 APR 2012

DESCRIPTION

A new textbook that introduces students to the law governing the practice of social work and social care in Ireland. Provides a clear and concise guide to both the legal framework and the substantive law relating to social care and social work. Presents social care and social work law in an accessible manner, focusing on the specialist functions performed by social care professionals such as child protection, adoption and fostering, disability and mental health. Discusses both child law and the law relating to vulnerable adults in an Irish context. Considers the broader issues that affect service users in a social care context such as domestic violence, youth justice and the asylum system. Written For: Undergraduate and postgraduate students of: * Social Work * Social Care * Applied Social Care * Social Studies * Youth and Community Studies * Child Protection and Welfare A new textbook that introduces students to social care and social work law, concepts and structures in Ireland. Provides a clear and concise guide to both the legal framework and the substantive law relating to social care and social work law. Presents social care and social work law in an accessible manner, focusing on the specialist functions performed by social care professionals such as child protection, adoption and fostering, disability and mental health. Discusses both child law and the law relating to vulnerable adults in an Irish context. Considers the broader issues that affect service users in a social care context such as domestic violence, youth justice and the asylum system.

CONTENTS

Part I: The Legal Context of Social Work and Social Care Practice 1. Introduction 2. Nature and Sources of Law 3. Courts and Law Officers 4. Accountability 5. Social Care Professionals and Legal Proceedings Part II: Children and Families 6. Children and Family Breakdown 7. Child Protection 8. The Law on Special Care 9. Children in Care 10. Adoption 11. The Youth Justice System (Mairead Seymour) Part III: Vulnerable Adults 12. Older People and the Law 13. Disability Law 14. Domestic Violence Law 15. Mental Health Law 16. The Criminal Justice System 17. The Asylum Process PART 1: LEGAL CONTEXT OF SOCIAL CARE/SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE Chapter 1: Introduction to Law in Social Care and Social Work Chapter 2: Nature and Sources of Law Chapter 3: Courts and Law Officers Chapter 4: Accountability Chapter 5: Social Care Professionals and Legal Proceedings PART 2: CHILDREN AND FAMILIES Chapter 6: Children and Family Breakdown Chapter 7: Child Protection Chapter 8: The Law on Special Care Chapter 9: Children in Care Chapter 10: Adoption Chapter 11: Youth Justice PART 3: VULNERABLE ADULTS Chapter 12: Older People and the Law Chapter 13: Disability Law Chapter 14: Domestic Violence Chapter 15: Mental Health Law Chapter 16: Criminal Justice Chapter 17: Asylum