This book will help social work students gain a secure foothold in understanding aspects of law as applied to social work practice. It is not a law manual or full of complicated legal jargon remote from the everyday realities of practice, but rather brings the reader closer to safe, legally-appropriate social work. It not only covers recent changes to legislation such as The Children and Families Act 2014 and The Care Act 2014, but also other key areas of legislation and policy including human rights , youth justice, child protection and mental capacity. There are updates to case law and codes of practice and numerous case studies and reflective activities to help underpin knowledge and learning.
Affordable, practical and tells you exactly what you need in order to pass assignments and prepare for practice.
Key Updates include new information on:
· The Children and Families Act 2014
· The Care Act 2014
· Working Together to Safeguard Children (2012)
· Mental Capacity Act 2005
This book is in the Transforming Social Work Practice series. All books in the series are affordable, mapped to the Social Work Curriculum, practical with clear links between theory & practice and written to the Professional Capabilities Framework.
New editions: What is new? If applicable
1. New sections on the Mental Capacity Act 2005.
2. New material on Working Together to Safeguard Children in chapter 4
3. New requirements regarding care proceedings in chapter 7
4. References where appropriate, to the following changes in legislation
a. Health and Social Care Act 2012
b. Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012
c. Breaks for Carers of Disabled Children Regulations 2011
d. Mental Health Regulations 2008
5. References to new legislation on social care and protection of vulnerable adults: current chapter 6.
6. New regulations and requirements regarding professional registration following abolition of General Social Care Council and move to Health and Care Professions Council and The College of Social Work: current Chapter 8.