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Practical Child Law for Social Workers

Practical Child Law for Social Workers

February 2013 | 232 pages | Learning Matters
The English legal system in the area of social work with children and families can be bewildering and complex and it is vital therefore that any textbook on the subject uses case law, case studies and research to critically-engage social workers and students alike. This book does just that - by examining, and putting into clear practical context, the current law and policy relating to social work with children and families. A guide for both students on placement as well as Newly Qualified Social Workers (NQSWs) entering their first roles within children and families teams, Practical Child Law for Social Workers is essential reading for a fast-paced and complex area of social work.

Substitute Care

A very practical book that has received many positive comments from students who have shared this book.

Ms Jill Davey
Health & Social Care, Bournemouth Univesity
June 10, 2013

One of several used or the course with useful examples. Clearly written. It will be a valuable addition to what we use

Mr Patrick Meehan
Social Work Department , Community and Mental Health, Canterbury Christ Church University
May 14, 2013

The book provides a critical analysis of the practical application of law and policy relating to social work with children and families. The use of reflective activities helps to engage the reader and enables students to consider the implications of the law in practice. This book will be helpful for both undergraduate, post graduate and newly qualified social workers

Miss Jacky Foster
Social Work , Cornwall College
May 8, 2013

As I don't teach Childcare Law - I gave this text to a fellow colleague who thought this concise text was a great for both undergraduate & PQ childcare SW practitioners so he will include it in his MA & BA in Social Work Module reading list

Mr David Gaylard
Social Work (Bishop Otter), Chichester University
April 30, 2013

Only partially suitable for group

Mrs Louise Webber
Health Care and Puble Services, Exeter College
April 30, 2013

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