Law for Social Workers has been supporting social work students and professionals for over 25 years. Written by an expert lecturer team with practical experience, this book provides the perfect combination of legal explanation and practical insight and is the ideal text to see students through their course and career.
This edition continues to provide an accurate, jargon-free account of the law social workers need to know, with helpful diagrams and case studies included throughout to explain areas of difficulty and ensure understanding for students and professionals at all levels.
The 14th edition includes an expanded Social Worker's Toolkit, offering practical advice on topics such as going to court, preparing evidence, and writing reports, providing the ideal support while on placement or in the workplace.
The book is accompanied by a fully interactive Online Resource Centre with a wealth of resources for both students and lecturers.
Helen Carr is Professor of Law and Director of Teaching and Learning at the University of Kent. Helen's research is in the area of housing, social welfare, and public law and she has extensive experience teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. David Goosey leads postgraduate studies in health and social care at the University of Westminster. He is a qualified social worker and partner at The Change Agency, a consultancy firm specialising in work with local authorities, government departments, the NHS, and charities.
PART I: THE LEGAL CONTEXT OF SOCIAL WORK; PART II: RESPONSIBILITIES TOWARDS CHILDREN; PART III: RESPONSIBILITIES TOWARDS ADULTS; APPENDICES