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  • Paperback: 688 pages
  • Publisher: Longman; 3 edition (8 Dec 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 140587337X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405873376
  • Product Dimensions: 18.9 x 3.3 x 24.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 129,781 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“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.

 

 


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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By louise richards on 18 Mar 2013
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Im a first year social work student and this book has been a bible for me, its easy to follow, easy to understand and i now have a really good grounding in law, i passed all my assignments and couldnt have done it without Alison Brammer.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. Andrea Southall on 16 July 2010
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This book was not the key text for our social work module, but would highly recommend this text to anyone trying to get their head round the law, easy to understand and written in plain english.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By L. Akanuwe on 19 Jun 2010
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This book was recommended to us by our lecturers. The book is easy to read and understand. I will highly recommend it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By joeler on 26 Feb 2012
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the book is perfect for any student that is studying in this field!very handy and full of great reading!10/10.i recomend this item to anyone that has been advised to get it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By twotimetrouble on 13 Jan 2012
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This book is just fantastic, easy to read and well layed out. It comes with a range of features such as access to mylawchanber.com... In short, this book, although will not make you an expert in UK law, will certainly enable you to understand and to be competent and applying every single legislations related to social work. I cannot recommend this book anough.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By GSH on 3 May 2014
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Alison Brammer was my course tutor when I attended Keele University to read a masters in Safeguarding: Law, Policy and Practice. Alison is not only a first class tutor, she has developed an easy to read book on the ever developing area of social work practice within the law. I have a sociolegal background, graduating in law and now retraining in social work, hopefully to undertake future doctorate studies in a psych-sociolegal area. This book is really one of a kind, offering a legal sandwich approach to the difficult practice within social work and it nicely stacks law - social work with law and is highly recommend for any student studying social work and indeed, practitioners.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Michelle Earp on 23 Mar 2014
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Author gives you all you need to know for passing first year law exam for social work students. Very easy to read and follow especially if you have no law background knowledge.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By francesca on 9 July 2013
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This book is brilliant for the law module, it clearly provides a detailed overview of all the key pieces of legislation, it is structured well and easy to follow and understand. There are questions at the end of each section which are good for testing what has been learnt so far
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