From the Back Cover
“The author shows that a book can be user-friendly without loss of accuracy or scholarship. This is a genuine achievement. Every social worker owes the author a debt of gratitude.”
Dr Paul Okojie – Manchester Metropolitan University
“Social Work law strikes just the right balance between providing detailed information and discussing the practice and policy arena in which law must operate.”
Dr Carole Smith – University of Manchester
Within Social Work, a solid understanding of the law is essential. Written with the non-lawyer in mind, Social Work Law presents a practical and accessible guide to the legal framework that any social worker, or student of social work needs to know. The author provides a balanced account of the law as applied to children, families and vulnerable adults alike, and pays particular attention to the key areas of: the dynamic relationship between the law and social work practice; the crucial role of anti-discriminatory practice; and the continued growth in the importance of the Human Rights Act, 1998.
Social Work Law blends a lively writing style with a variety of tools designed to help consolidate and test your knowledge, including:
- Learning objectives at the start of each chapter help structure your study
- Exercises and case studies highlight the practical application of the law
- End of chapter summaries identify the key points from each topic and provide a valuable revision aid
- Further reading sections and website references encourage you to explore the area further
- A glossary of legal terms
all of which create an invaluable learning resource for any student of Social Work, at undergraduate or postgraduate level.
New to this edition
- Fully updated to take into account changes in the law
- Expanded chapter on the Social Worker’s role in Law
- Talking Point boxes relate the law to recent current affairs, putting the issues into context
Visit the companion website at www.pearsoned.co.uk/brammer for updates to major changes in the law; multiple choice questions to test your knowledge; web links to useful sites/resources; and podcasts examining various topics in more detail.
Alison Brammer is a solicitor and Senior Lecturer in the Deparment of Law, Keele University. Her specialist interests are Social Work Law; Family and Child Law; Law and Vulnerable Adults; and Adult Protection. Alison has spoken at national and international conferences, is heavily involved with training work with Social Services Departments, and is Legal Editor of the Journal of Adult Protection.