Law for Social Workers
"Law for Social Workers provides students with exactly what they need in order to understand the legal framework in which social workers act. It provides clear information on key issues in social work law, such as the social worker's duties to society and the 'client'; law and the legal system (with detailed help on the issues of discrimination, human rights, and immigration status), plus the workings of the courts; working with children, including in the civil and criminal courts; working with adults; and legal issues relating to violence, family breakdown, and housing."--BOOK JACKET.
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The Social Worker in the Legal System
How the Courts Work
General structure The criminal courts The civil courts
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accommodation admission advise appeal application appropriate adult arrears assessment assist authority benefit Chapter child protection Children Act 1989 circumstances client consent consider county court court order criminal Crown Court custody decide decision detention discharge discrimination divorce duty emergency protection order evidence example fact give granted grounds guardian ad litem guardianship hearing High Court homeless hospital housing Housing Act 1988 involved juvenile landlord lawyer legal advice legal aid live look magistrates means means tested mental disorder natural parents nearest relative normally NSPCC obtain offence officer parental responsibility particular parties patient person placement problem procedure proceedings professional question reasonable Regulations relationship relevant rent representations residence order role rules satisfied Sched significant harm social services department social worker solicitor someone statute statutory supervision order tenant treatment tribunal unless witness