Social work law is at the foundation of all social work practice, from shaping professional boundaries to determining the level of intervention. It lays out the key case law, core legislation and the HSPCC standards as they apply to different areas of adult social care.
Social work law is at the foundation of all social work practice, from shaping professional boundaries to determining the level of intervention. Every case is complex and unique and therefore requires different legal treatment; this means it is absolutely vital that social workers not only understand the law, but are able to critically analyse the legal framework and apply it to their practice.
This book provides students and practitioners with an essential guide to adult social care law. It lays out the key case law, core legislation and the HSPCC standards as they apply to different areas of adult social care. This includes issues of capacity, making an assessment, supporting carers and working with vulnerable adults. Designed to support learning needs, the book is packed with engaging case studies and reflective exercises, as well as a legal toolbox to help simplify the legal jargon.
Whether you are a student or practitioner, this is a practical, accessible guide to competent and lawful practice in adult social care.
Customer Reviews - Adult Social Care Law in England
'It is great to have a book which perceptively emphasises those practice areas of major concern in adult social care law, including capacity, safeguarding and support for carers. It is accessible, engaging and readable and encourages reflection and critical engagement. It can be strongly recommended to social worker students and practitioners alike.' - Robert Johns, formerly Head of Social Work, University of East London, UK
About John Williams
John Williams is Head of Department and Professor of Law at Aberystwyth University, Wales
Gwyneth Roberts is an Honorary Research Fellow at Bangor University, Wales
Aled Griffiths is Deputy Head and Teaching Fellow, School of Law at Bangor University, Wales
Table of Contents
1. Social Work Practice and the Law.- 2. Legal Capacity.- 3. Referral and Assessment.- 4. Community Care Services.- 5. Carers.- 6. Mental Health Law.- 7. Adult Safeguarding and Protection.- 8. Seeking Redress
Adult Social Care Law in England by John Williams
Reshaping Social Work
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