Social Work with Adults
Publication Year: 2015
Social Work with vulnerable adults is becoming increasingly centred on a key piece of legislation: the Mental Capacity Act. The Act provides a framework for protecting the most vulnerable while allowing those who may lack capacity to have certain safeguards enshrined in law. However, while social workers must understand how legislation operates and the codes of practice that support it, they must also learn the skills to place the vulnerable person at the heart of the process.
- Front Matter
- Back Matter
- Subject Index
- Chapter 1: Introduction
- Chapter 2: Ethics and vulnerability: Service users and social workers
- Chapter 3: Decision making in work with vulnerable adults
- Chapter 4: Mental capacity
- Chapter 5: Best interests
- Chapter 6: Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS)
- Chapter 7: Adults at risk
- Chapter 8: Personalisation and partnership working
- Chapter 9: The Assessed and Supported Year in Employment
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First published in 2015
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About the Authors
Authorship is often perceived as a solitary endeavour, but it is rarely so. In the case of a co-authored book such as this, debates, discussions and critique of material throughout the gestation period have helped the three of us arrive at something we hope is greater than the sum of three individual parts.
We are grateful to each other for the support during the challenges this process involved. We also wish to express gratitude to colleagues in the worlds of both education and practice who have discussed issues and cases, and stimulated our thinking in relation to the issues in the text. Equally, we are grateful to the many students, on both our undergraduate and post graduate courses, who have engaged with, discussed, and written about these issues.
Helen would like to dedicate this book to Bill and Elsie Davies, appreciatively; Lucy to the service users who have informed and inspired her; and Jim to his family for support and wise guidance.
Appendix 1 Professional Capabilities Framework[Page 152]Professional Capabilities Framework Diagram Reproduced with Permission of the College of Social Work.
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