Social Work Law in Scotland provides a practical guide to the legal framework within which social work operates. Providing accessible explanations of law, the book provides coverage of key areas of law in social work including those relating to children, families and adult services.
The third edition of this highly regarded text covers important recent developments in Scotland including changes in the regulation of social care and the implementation of: Community Care and Health (Scotland) Act 2002; Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003; Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006; Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007; Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007; Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010
Social Work Law in Scotland is designed for use by students studying for a degree in social work as well as those in the profession.
Tom Guthrie is Senior Lecturer in Private Law at the University of Glasgow. His research interests include Intellectual Property Law, especially justifications for IP protection, patents and Trade marks, law relating to social work practice, property law.
1 The Scottish legal context of social work 2 General law relevant to social work 3 Children and their families 4 Local authority services to children 5 Children in need of supervision or emergency protection 6 Community care 7 Incapacity 8 Mental health 9 Adult support and protection 10 Offenders 11 Professional regulation, responsibility and accountability 12 Changes