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The Law and Social Work
Contemporary Issues for Practice
2nd edition
 
 
Palgrave Macmillan
 
 
 
 
 
06 Jan 2010
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The Law and Social Work is up-to-date and contemporary. It analyses
current debates around confidentiality, State intervention and the legal
issues impacting on children, young people, families and vulnerable
adults. It also offers an insightful discussion of central social work
themes, integrating:
■ Ethics and values
■ Discrimination
■ Assessment and intervention
■ Accountability
Charting the changes in law and practice over the past ten years, this
new edition provides thematic accounts of key areas of development.
It also reflects the pace of change in a number of spheres, including
youth justice, mental health and discrimination law.
Written by leading academics and social work practitioners widely
published in their fields of expertise, this is an authoritative text for
social work students, practitioners and professionals across the health
and social care spectrum.


Description

The Law and Social Work is up-to-date and contemporary. It analyses
current debates around confidentiality, State intervention and the legal
issues impacting on children, young people, families and vulnerable
adults. It also offers an insightful discussion of central social work
themes, integrating:
■ Ethics and values
■ Discrimination
■ Assessment and intervention
■ Accountability
Charting the changes in law and practice over the past ten years, this
new edition provides thematic accounts of key areas of development.
It also reflects the pace of change in a number of spheres, including
youth justice, mental health and discrimination law.
Written by leading academics and social work practitioners widely
published in their fields of expertise, this is an authoritative text for
social work students, practitioners and professionals across the health
and social care spectrum.


Reviews

Reviews of the First Edition
 
'The book brings together core components of context, policies and issues, which are critical for social work practice. It is one book that is really ahead of its time by incorporating such a wide range of topics that any contemporary Social Worker might be confronted with one or many of them at any point in time.'- Dr Vasintha Veeran, Department of Political Science& Sociology, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland 

'Very good law book which covers many contemporary issues and brings practice up-to-date - this book will be particularly useful for second-year students.'- Mr Stephen Jordan, Department of Social and Educational Studies ,South East Essex College, UK
 


Contents

Introduction; L.A.Long, J.Roche & D.Stringer
Social Work Values and the Law; J.Roche
State Intervention in Family Life; S.Gilmore 
Partnership or Participation?; L.Rai & D.Stringer
The More Things Change, the More they Remain the Same? Law, Social Work and Counteracting Discrimination; M.Preston-Shoot
Risk, Social Work and Social Care: The Example of Children's Social Care; N.Parton
Accountability; P.Welbourne
Remedies; J.Williams
The Role of Assessment in Social Work; J.Aldgate 
Youth Justice; H.Keating 
Can you Keep a Secret? Children, Human Rights, and the Law of Medical Confidentiality; J.Loughrey
Vulnerability, Autonomy, Capacity and Consent; R.Johns
Community Care and the Promotion of Independence; A.Brammer


Authors


LESLEY-ANNE LONG is an experienced family law barrister and is now working in higher education as a senior lecturer in law. Previously Dean of the Faculty of Health& Social Care at the Open University, UK, Lesley-Anne is presently Director of an OU international development programme in sub-Saharan Africa.
 
JEREMY ROCHE is Associate Dean (Curriculum and Awards) in the Faculty of Health and Social Care and Senior Lecturer in law. He has written extensively on children and the law, and children's rights and is co-editor of Youth in Society (1997), Children in Society (2001) and Social Work and the Law in Scotland (2003).
   
DEBBIE STRINGER is a solicitor (non-practicing) and senior lecturer in law in the Faculty of Health and Social Care at the Open University, UK. Her research interests include the relationship between the law and the family.