Social Work Law, Ethics & Social Policy
- Muna Sabbagh - University of Hertfordshire, UK
- Gillian Korgaonkar
Legal/Ethical Issues in Social Work | Social Work Practice (General)
Are you a social work student looking to understand how the law, ethics and social policy interrelate in practice? Then look no further! Whether you a student or Newly Qualified Social Worker working with children and families or adults at risk of harm, this practical guide will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to fulfil your professional responsibilities and practice with confidence.
This book covers all the areas of law you need to know: social work with children and families, vulnerable adults and social issues such as welfare and homelessness. Each section concludes with a discussion of how social policy and ethics relate to each area of social work law. This gives real-world context to what you have learnt, alongside thought boxes, exercises and case studies in each chapter to further encourage reflection and put theory into practice.
This book was useful in assisting me with an understanding of Law, Ethics and Policy. I found this specifically helpful in the Law exam that I was required to sit at the start of my course. Further to this, I have used the book within my day-to-day practice as a Student and referred to it when considering sections under the Children Act such as S20 and S17. The literature in relation to working with resistance families was particularly useful and I was able to embed this into my practice.
Straight forward, easy to follow book. Great introduction for new social work students that will help them to see the links between social policy and law.
A wonderful resource for our Social Work students