Understanding Youth Work Law
- Brian P. McGinley - University of Strathclyde, UK
Understanding the law is now a more important part of youth work practice than ever before, and all successful youth work professionals need to understand the way that law and policy supports good ethical practice.
This book provides a coherent overview of the legal processes and requirements encountered by today’s youth work professionals, helping readers learn how to make informed ethical judgements and offer appropriate advice to young people. It offers an insight into how laws are made, explains major legal requirements for safe youth work practice and details a range of guidance on the current frameworks and legislation students and practitioners need to be aware of. Using real world scenarios, case studies, and reflective questions, it helps the reader to engage critically with the current legal context of youth work, and develop their thinking, skills and practice.
This is essential reading for all students working towards professional recognition in work with young people.
This is a long awaited comprehensive account between youth work and the law. It is Essential reading for students, managers and practitioners providing useful excercises and summaries that demonstrate the issues for youth workers in the field. Offering an historical narrative the book cuts through the complexities of national and international legislation relating to young people, offering useful contacts throughout and contributing important links to policy & practice, thus providing a platform for youth workers to keep up to date with current social policy.
A good resource providing case studies to use during reflective practice session.
This covers the essential of the legality of the youth work profession. The book is accessible and covers a full spectrum of legislation in good depth. The case studies really help to bring the materials to life.
This book will be of value to a small minority of students who need knowledge of the law because they have overall project responsibility within their current role. For others, the level of detail exceeds what they need for the course they are doing.
This is an important book for any youth work practitioner; an understanding of the Law with regards to youth work is essential.
Recommended for our students continuing on to study youth and community at degree level.
A valuable and informative text that encourages students towards a greater understanding of the key legislative issues. It offers a strong contextual framework for relating to and informing practice, providing a welcome clarity for students and practitioners alike for what is otherwise a complex or potentially complicated area. The use of case studies, tasks and exercises make useful resources for the exploration of theoretical, ethical and practical models of delivery.
An excellent text that is informative and encourages students to think more widely about their practice. Understanding Youth Work Law has been adopted as essential reading to support the professional formation of youth and community workers.
It is an appropriate book for students to understand the context in which legislation is constructed.
Increasingly youth and community workers need a clear understanding of the law relevant to their work. This text provides this and more. It is a resource for students and practitioners to support their understanding of legal processes in practical and ethical and reflective ways.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter One: Law, Youth Work and Ethics