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Making Good Decisions

Law for Social Work Practice

Michael Preston-Shoot



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Red Globe Press
28 May 2019
What does the law require of social workers when deciding how to intervene to protect children and adults at risk? What social work standards should guide decisions about whether, when and how to invoke statutory powers and duties in practice?

Making Good Decisions provides an accessible and practical guide to the legal rules and principles that should guide everyday social work practice. It sets out the key elements of administrative law, equality and human rights legislation which shape how social workers practise and illustrates how knowledge and use of legal principles can support core social work goals, including empowerment, equality and social justice. An invaluable reference point for all students and practitioners, this book will support and empower social workers to feel more confident in making and challenging decisions, more credible when presenting assessments and plans, and more creative when working with service users and carers.

The text is supported by a range of innovative features and boxed information to aid learning and stimulate reflection:

Key Case Analysis boxes summarise 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
By:   Michael Preston-Shoot
Imprint:   Red Globe Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   2nd ed. 2019
Dimensions:   Height: 203mm,  Width: 127mm, 
Weight:   317g
ISBN:   9781352006278
ISBN 10:   1352006278
Series:   Focus on Social Work Law
Pages:   212
Publication Date:   28 May 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Michael Preston-Shoot is Professor of Social Work and Dean of the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, University of Bedfordshire, UK.

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