This book is a quick and accessible reference guide to the key concepts that social work students and professionals need to understand to be effective. The authors place practice at the center of the text, and include a host of case examples to bring the concepts to life.

Examining the essential topics of the social work curriculum, the concepts covered relate to practice, theory, policy and personal challenges. Further reading is included in each entry, so that the reader can explore what they have learned in more detail.

This book will be an invaluable resource for social work students during their studies and on their practice placement. It will also be useful for qualified social workers, who want to continue their professional education.

Law and Social Work

Law and social work


Laws are the rules and principles that govern aspects of a community's action, in this case social work and its related disciplines, and which are created and enforced by political and legal authority.

Of all of the chapters you may read in this book this is the most likely to become obsolete. This is for two reasons. First, whilst there appears to be no immediate plan to change the broad framework of social work law for children and adults, incremental changes to key pieces of law arise from the cycle of consultative and law making activity in UK governments. New regulation and guidance is published on a frequent basis. There is also a plethora of reports ranging from those ...

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