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Law and the Social Work Practitioner 2ed

by Rodger White, Keith Brown and Graeme Broadbent Learning Matters
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This book explores the main areas of social work law, including children, mental health and community care. By investigating the meaning of law and some of its underlying value assumptions, it encourages practitioners to reflect on their actions and beliefs, helping them to avoid being a mere atechniciana, and instead, become a competent practitioner. This new text supports busy social workers studying for Post-Qualifying Awards. Each chapter begins with an overview of the rationale for the teaching material provided and sets out clear learning objectives. Case studies, exercises and recommendations for further reading can be found throughout the book.

Table of cases
Table of legislation
About the authors
National Occupational Standards
Foreword to the Post-Qualifying Social Work Practice series
Understanding law
Interpreting rules: a domestic and statutory example
The English legal system
Children's legislation: Principles of law and practice
Youth justice
Mental health law: An outline
Community care law: An introduction
Decision-making: The legal framework (administrative law)
Discrimination and the law
Law and the policy on domestic violence
Housing (homelessness) legislation
The Human Rights Act 1998
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Rodger White was a senior lecturer in social work at Bournemouth University. He taught social work law for over 15 years following an extensive career as a social work practitioner. Keith holds professional qualifications in nursing, social work and teaching, and academic qualifications in nursing, social work and management. He has worked in the education and training field for over 20 years, working for three universities and three local authority social work departments. He is currently Head of Post-Qualifying Social Work at Bournemouth University. Graeme Broadbent has been involved in legal education for more than 25 years. He joined Kingston Law School, where he is now based, in 2002.