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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Critical Issues in Social Work Law

ISBN 9781137541505
Publication Date December 2016
Formats Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave

Written by a team of leading authorities in the field, this collection provides a critique of the law as it applies to social work practice, and identifies key contemporary issues for social work. Tackling topics such as trafficking, youth justice and child protection, the book is a valuable contribution to the debates in social work law.

Alison Brammer is Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Keele.

Jane Boylan is Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Keele.

Introduction; Jane Boylan and Alison Brammer
1. Social work values, the law and the courts Jonathan Dickens
2. Anti–Oppressive Practice and the Law Beverley Burke and Jane Dalrymple
3. Care, vulnerability and the law Jonathan Herring
4. Critical Issues in Social Work Law: Coercion in Social Care Robert Johns
5. Child Protection Kim Holt
6. Hastening slowly: does the law promote or frustrate timely adoption from care? Sally Dowding
7. The Changing Face of Youth Justice Martin Wasik
8. Vulnerable and intimidated witnesses: Special measures, competence, consent and cross-examination Penny Cooper
9. Human Trafficking and Social Work Law Tom Obokata
10. Good Review? Good Question. Margaret Flynn and Hilary Brown.


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