Review from previous edition
A useful and comprehensive text which I have been recommending to all my students. It has been particularly useful for those who are undertaking their first practice placement and many have commented that they would not leave home without it! (Karen Bayliss, Senior Lecturer, University of Lincoln
This book gives a comprehensive and essential account of the law as applicable to social work. It is accessible for students new to the subject and will serve as a strong foundation for any social work student. (Ian Dore, Lecturer in Social Work, Brighton University
A comprehensive and detailed reader which will be a useful text to take into practice placements and later into the workplace. (Dave Mason, Lecturer in Social Work, Staffordshire University
An excellent, clearly written, and accessible text which gives good coverage of the main areas covered in a law for social workers module. The companion website offers invaluable teaching support and great additional resources for students. (Susan Watson, Lecturer in Law, Kingston University
About the Author
Hugh Brayne is a Visiting Professor at the University of Portsmouth and has previously held positions at Sunderland and Kingston Universities. He is also a Tribunal Judge for Immigration, Mental Health, and Social Security.
Helen Carr is Reader in Law 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. Helen is also the author of Carr, Carter & Horsey: Skills for Law Students (OUP, 2009).