Social Work Law in Scotland

Author: Thomas G. Guthrie
Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional
ISBN: 9781784513245
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Social Work Law in Scotland provides a practical guide to the legal framework within which social work operates. Providing accessible explanations of law, the book provides coverage of key areas of law in social work including those relating to children, families and adult services. Social Work Law in Scotland is designed for use by students studying for a degree in social work as well as those in the profession. Covers: The Scottish legal context of social work; General law relevant to social work; Children and their families; Local authority services to children; Children in need of supervision or emergency protection; Community care; Incapacity; Mental health; Adult support and protection; Offenders; Professional regulation, responsibility and accountability; Changes.

Northern Ireland Social Work Law

Author: Ciaran White
Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional
ISBN: 9781847663689
Format: PDF, ePub
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This is a unique and practical book for lawyers, social workers, and social work students in Northern Ireland. Covering all areas of the law relating to social work practice, this second edition advises, guides, and clearly presents the vital legislative information in a clear and user-friendly style. Comprehensive and fully cross-referenced, it is an essential book for busy legal practitioners and health care professionals alike. Fully updated since the previous edition to include latest legislation, this unique title is a must have for anyone working in the social work field.

Social Work and the Law in Scotland

Author: Roger Davis
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230346049
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Effective social work practice relies on good understanding of the law along with the skills to use this knowledge well. This essential reader provides a wide-ranging thematic account of social work practice in Scotland, making critical links between concepts, the contexts of practice and first-hand experiences of Scottish social work law. Reflecting the pace of change in the law since the previous edition, the book combines fully updated chapters by some of the original authors, with newly commissioned pieces. Written by leading academics and practitioners in the field, it captures key developments in Scottish legislation and the implications for practitioners, covering important subjects such as: ■ Service user and carer rights ■ Legal and social work values ■ Accountability ■ Effective assessment ■ Safeguarding, risk and protection ■ Youth and adult criminal justice ■ Partnership, participation and advocacy ■ Delivery of personalised services. Social 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.

Adult Protection and the Law in Scotland

Author: Nicola Smith
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1780438710
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Adult Protection and the Law in Scotland provides a guide to the general principles of legislation in relation to adult protection. This updated text includes a new chapter on financial harm and abuse covering topics such as commercial debt, mis-selling products, insurance and loans.This title includes coverage of the Self Directed Support (Scotland) Act 2013 and Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007, Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 including creation of Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS) and Care Inspectorate and the principles of the Self Directed Support Act. This title also covers Court Measures of Protection with practical information on preparation for adult protection hearings, drafting applications, addressing sheriffs, use of temporary orders, warrants for arrest and remedies for breach of orders including a new section on contempt of court.

State and Society

Author: Martin Pugh
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474243479
Format: PDF, ePub
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As a vigorous interpretation of political and social developments in Britain since the late-Victorian era, State and Society is one of the most respected and widely-read introductions to modern British history. Martin Pugh explores as his central theme the relationship between the British state and its citizens with characteristic skill and insight. In this new fifth edition, Pugh brings his final chapter on Crisis and Coalition right up to the result of the May 2015 general election. The text throughout has also been revised and extended to address themes such as women's history, social class, Scottish nationalism, the working of the monarchy and the British system of government, new perspectives on the history of the Labour Party, secularism and British attitudes towards Europe since the 1970s. Pugh explores these and other themes with perceptive and accessible prose, maintaining an ideal balance of socio-economic and political issues. Also including new images and annotated further reading lists, this new edition of State and Society reaffirms its position as an essential text for students of modern British history.

Social Work in a Changing Scotland

Author: Viviene E. Cree
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351587250
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Scotland has changed, politically and culturally, in recent years, with persistent demands for independence culminating in a referendum in 2014. On this fluid political landscape, social welfare can be co-opted towards a wider ‘nation-building’ project. As a result, social work in Scotland is increasingly divergent from the rest of the UK. This book offers a comprehensive, critical and timely account of the profession in these changing times, charting its historical development, current practice and future directions. Bringing together a range of academic and practice experts, it considers social work as it is currently but also as it might be. Divided into three parts, the first part sets a context, identifying historical, philosophical, policy and legal influences on current practice. The second part picks up on current themes in policy and practice, addressing key issues of professional identity in an increasingly integrated policy context. The final part contains chapters on current domains of practice, identifying key areas of legislation, policy and practice. Social Work in a Changing Scotland is essential reading for social work students, offering an accessible yet critical overview of the profession. It will also inform current practitioners to understand better the changing contexts within which they practise, while prompting further academic debate about Scottish social work.

Sustainability and the Social Fabric

Author: Clio Padovani
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 147422413X
Format: PDF
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While the topic of sustainability in textile manufacture has been the subject of considerable research, much of this is limited to a focus on materials and practices and their ecological impact. Padovani and Whittaker offer a unique exploration of the textile industry in Europe from the perspective of social sustainability, shifting the focus from the materiality of textile production to the industry's relationships with the communities from which the products originate. Featuring six in-depth case studies from design entrepreneurs, artisans and textile businesses around Europe, from Harris Tweed in Scotland to luxury woollen mills in Italy, Sustainability and the Social Fabric explores how new centres of textile manufacturing have emerged from the economic decline in 2008, responding creatively and producing socially inclusive approaches to textile production. Case studies each represent a different approach to social sustainability and are supported by interviews with industry leaders and comparisons to the global textile industry. Demonstrating how some companies are rebuilding the local social fabric to encourage consumer participation through education, enterprise, health and wellbeing, the book suggests innovative business models that are economically successful and also, in turn, support wider societal issues. Essential reading for students of textiles, fashion, design and related subjects, this book will demonstrate how a business ecosystem that focuses on inclusive growth and social innovation can lead to sustained mutual benefit for textile industries and their local communities.

Social Work and Mental Health in Scotland

Author: Steve Hothersall
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1844458040
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Since the inception of the Scottish Parliament in 1999, mental health law, policy, practice and ethos have changed dramatically in Scotland. This book provides a thorough grounding in the key issues in mental health and presents a clear picture of the current Scottish mental health scene. By highlighting the skills and values that are necessary for contemporary practice, it helps students to develop their knowledge and understanding to enable them to deliver an appropriate and responsive service for people facing mental health challenges.

Mental Health Incapacity and the Law in Scotland

Author: Hilary Patrick
Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional
ISBN: 9781847667243
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The second edition of this highly regarded book is a comprehensive and up-to-date guide to mental health law in Scotland. Every aspect of mental health law is explained, including tribunal procedure, procedures for adults with incapacity, community care, patients' rights, and legal remedies for when things go wrong. Mental health and incapacity law affects not just those subject to compulsory orders, but everyone with a mental health problem, dementia, or a learning disability. Written in a clear and accessible text, this practical guide is fully updated to include Scotland's latest legislation and case law.