• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

This book is part of the highly successful Transforming Social Work Practice series and is written specifically to support students on the social work degree. Full of practical activities, case studies and opportunities for students to critically reflect and explore theory and practice. Current practice in the field was driven by the government White Paper ‘Valuing People’ (2001) which declared some radical aims for services with people with learning difficulties. Now somewhat compromised by the local authority austerity measures, the goals set by ‘Valuing People’ are nevertheless still important. This third edition seeks to confirm and strenghten social work values and priciples so that the progress and successes achieved by ‘Valuing People’ can continue. Case studies and activities draw out the key points and reinforce ...

Policy and Legislation
Policy and legislation
Introduction

Not only is it essential for social workers to understand the law and its role in practice but the law also sets boundaries for social work practice itself. Human rights and justice are fundamental to law; thus having an understanding of law and its application to practice are essential ...

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