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Social Work and the Law in Scotland, Paperback / softback Book

Social Work and the Law in Scotland Paperback / softback


Effective social work practice relies on good understanding of the law along with the skills to use this knowledge well.

This essential bookprovides a wide-ranging thematic account of social work practice in Scotland, making critical links between concepts, the contexts of practiceand first-hand experiences of Scottish social work law. The book covers important subjects such as:Service user and carer rightsLegal and social work valuesAccountabilityEffective assessmentSafeguarding, risk and protectionYouth and adult criminal justicePartnership, participation and advocacyDelivery of personalised servicesSocial Work and the Law in Scotland is core reading for all those undertaking academic study or professional practice within the field.

It is also a key resource for anyone looking to update their knowledge on the nature and development of the ever-evolving legislative landscape of Scotland.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 240 pages, 5 Illustrations, black and white; 240 p. 5 illus.
  • Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
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  • Category: Social work
  • ISBN: 9780230276314

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