Focus on Social Work Law

by Alison Brammer

Children in Need of Support

By Joanne Westwood

How do you apply the principles, structures and processes of the law to everyday practice? Drawing on a wealth of contemporary case examples, this handy pocket book demystifies the legislation on children in need and demonstrates the practical duties and responsibilities of professionals within both the statutory and voluntary sectors.

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Table of contents


  1. The Legal Framework
  2. Children in need of support
  3. Children in need and children's rights
  4. Separated, unaccompanied and refugee children
  5. Children with disabilities
  6. Young people leaving care
  7. Children who display harmful sexual behaviour

About the author

Joanne Westwood is Senior Lecturer in the School of Social Work, University of Central Lancashire, UK.