Child Protection

Author: Kim Holt
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137286687
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Knowledge of the relevant legislation, regulations and statutory guidance is crucial to child protection social work. Meeting the need for a dedicated text on child protection law, this book provides an accessible and practically-grounded guide to the principles, structures and processes of the law in this complex area of social work. The book starts by setting out important legislation and policy, and moves on to show how the legal framework shapes central child protection tasks such as decision-making and assessment. It covers the range and effects of short-term and emergency orders and also examines the law and practice in relation to care and supervision orders. Distinctively, the book provides guidance on how to prepare for court proceedings, including advice on writing reports and statements, as well as giving evidence in court. The text is supported by a range of innovative features and boxed information to aid learning and stimulate reflection: - Key Case Analysis boxes summarize the details of particular legal cases and outline the implications for social work practice - Practice Focus boxes apply legal principles and processes to practice through the use of social work scenarios - On-The-Spot Questions reinforce understanding and encourage critical reflection

Proactive Child Protection and Social Work

Author: Liz Davies
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 0857259733
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Protecting children from abuse and neglect is a serious and complex area of social work practice and understanding the critical skills of communicating with and listening to children's voices, and those of their advocates and survivors, is essential. In this new edition of a highly-regarded book, the authors offer a strengthened children's rights perspective and explore four main categories of child abuse - emotional abuse, sexual abuse, neglect and physical abuse. The book also considers legal safeguards and protective processes to increase the creativity and confidence of those undertaking such work. Locating knowledge and skills within a series of case examples from real life practice and serious case reviews, this book is an indispensable resource for students, professionals and others concerned with protecting children. This second edition has been comprehensively revised and updated to include current research evidence and a focus on the neglected protection needs of sexually exploited young people, children in custody, disabled children, young carers and unaccompanied child migrants.

Looked After Children

Author: Caroline Ball
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137286520
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Knowledge of the law when working with looked after children is fundamental to ethical and effective social work. This book brings together the principles, structures and processes of the law in a single, accessible volume. Looked after Children is an essential guide for both students and practitioners within the field. It provides a clear account of current legislation, relevant case law and guidance relating to: routes to becoming looked after, placements, the transition to adulthood and alternative arrangements. The book also explores the law as it applies to children in complex circumstances such as unaccompanied asylum seeking children and privately fostered children. The text is supported by a range of innovative features and boxed information to aid learning and stimulate reflection: - Key Case Analysis boxes summarize the details of particular legal cases and outline the implications for social work practice - Practice Focus boxes apply legal principles and processes to practice through the use of social work scenarios - On-The-Spot Questions reinforce understanding and encourage critical reflection

Social Work Law

Author: Alison Brammer
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 1408294060
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A thorough understanding of the law and legal processes relating to their area of practice is essential for all social workers; at any time the social worker must know what options for intervention are, or are not, available to them and how such intervention may be legally achieved. Social Work Law is a comprehensive, practical and accessible guide to the legal framework that any social worker or student of social work needs to know.

Safeguarding Adults

Author: Alison Brammer
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137289961
Format: PDF, ePub
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Working to safeguard adults is a complex area of practice that requires careful balancing of autonomy, protection and risk. In order to make good, lawful judgements about when and how to intervene, practitioners therefore need to have a comprehensive understanding of how the law applies to safeguarding adults. In this book Alison Brammer brings together the many strands of adult safeguarding to provide a succinct guide to the legal framework. Designed to equip practitioners with the relevant knowledge for practice, it lays out the current legislation and guidance and applies it to different areas of adult safeguarding, including defining 'abuse', assessing capacity and dealing with cases of criminal law. The book goes on to analyse key examples of serious case reviews, including the cases of Steve Hoskin and Michael Gilbert. The text is supported by a range of innovative features and boxed information to aid learning and stimulate reflection: - Key Case Analysis boxes summarize the details of particular legal cases and outline the implications for social work practice - Practice Focus boxes apply legal principles and processes to practice through the use of social work scenarios - On-The-Spot Questions reinforce understanding and encourage critical reflection Alison Brammer is a qualified solicitor with specialist experience working in Social Services, including child protection, adoption, mental health and community care. She coordinates the MA in Adult Safeguarding and the MA in Child Care Law and Practice at Keele University, UK.

Child Protective Services

Author: Diane Depanfilis
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9780788119484
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Provides the foundation for casework practice in Child Protective Services (CPS). Describes the basic stages of the CPS process and the steps necessary to accomplish successfully each stage: intake, initial assessment/investigation, family assessment, case planning, service provision, and evaluation of family progress and case closure. Designed primarily for CPS caseworkers, supervisors, and administrators. Glossary. Bibiography.

Re imagining Child Protection

Author: Featherstone, Brid
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1447308018
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book challenges the current child protection culture and calls for family-minded humane practice where children are understood as relational beings, parents are recognized as people with needs and hopes and families as carrying extraordinary capacities for care and protection.

Focus on Social Work Law

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Publisher:
ISBN: 9781137017833
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Palgrave Macmillan's new Focus on Social Work Law series is a series of short, compact guides to the principles, structures and processes of particular areas of the law as they apply to social work practice. Providing a distinct range of study/reference resources for the student and practitioner which are suited to learning and practice in a variety of environments, they offer focused, digestible and navigable content for readers in an easily portable form. In brief, the series will help students and practitioners to: o come to terms with unfamiliar (legal) language; o apply the 'big picture' to narrow areas of the law; o refresh and update their legal knowledge.

The Emotional Politics of Social Work and Child Protection

Author: Joanne Warner
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1447318420
Format: PDF, Docs
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For several decades, social work and child protection systems have been subject to accelerating cycles of crisis and reform, with each crisis involving intense media and political scrutiny. In understanding the nature and causes of this cycle, little attention has been paid to the importance of collective emotions. Using a range of cases from the UK, and also considering cases from the Netherlands, the US and New Zealand, this book introduces the concept of emotional politics. It shows how collective emotions, such as anger, shame, fear and disgust, are central to constructions of risk and blame, and are generated and reflected by official documents, politicians and the media. The book considers strategies for challenging these ‘emotional politics’, including identifying models for a more politically engaged stance for the social work profession.

Reflections on a Life in Social Work

Author: Olive Stevenson
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781906531577
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Olive Stevenson is one of the most foremost social work educators of her generation; an inspiring tutor, a compelling lecturer and an inquiring and persistent researcher. For more than 50 years she taught hundreds of social workers at the Universities of Bristol, Oxford, Keele and Liverpool and latterly the University of Nottingham, and inspired many others through her work. This memoir knits together many disparate parts of a life spent in public service.