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Social Work and the Law in Scotland (2nd Edition)

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21 December 2010

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Effective social work practice relies on good understanding of the law along with the skills to use this knowledge well. This essential book
provides a wide-ranging thematic account of social work practice in Scotland, making...

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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 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 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.

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Written by leading academics and practitioners in the field

Captures key developments in Scottish legislation and the implications for practitioners



Fully updated to incorporate changes to Scottish law impacting on groups of people who are at risk and personal and community care
Combines fully updated chapters by some of the original authors with newly commissioned pieces
 
Reflects the pace of change in the law since the previous edition


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

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ROGER DAVIS Staff Tutor in the Faculty of Health and Social Care, The Open University in Scotland. He is chair of the Social Work and the Law in Scotland course that this Reader accompanies and is also co-chair of the Foundation for Social Work Practice course. He has been involved in social work education since 1994 and has taught a range of Open University courses since 1999. Roger has practised as a Social Worker and Mental Health Officer. He also has experience in the voluntary sector and as an independent social care educator. He is currently a member of the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland.

JEAN GORDON Associate Lecturer at The Open University in Scotland and an Independent Researcher. She has worked in...

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ROGER DAVIS Staff Tutor in the Faculty of Health and Social Care, The Open University in Scotland. He is chair of the Social Work and the Law in Scotland course that this Reader accompanies and is also co-chair of the Foundation for Social Work Practice course. He has been involved in social work education since 1994 and has taught a range of Open University courses since 1999. Roger has practised as a Social Worker and Mental Health Officer. He also has experience in the voluntary sector and as an independent social care educator. He is currently a member of the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland.

JEAN GORDON Associate Lecturer at The Open University in Scotland and an Independent Researcher. She has worked in Scotland as a Social Worker and Mental Health Officer in schools, hospitals and community mental health settings. She combines teaching on the Open University's social work programme in Scotland with research, writing and publishing in the fields of mental health, social work education, and practice learning.

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