This fully-updated and revised third edition addresses the changes to law and practice in relation to adoption and permanency, the children's hearing system and the implications of the provisions of the Children and Young People (S) Act 2014 and other related matters, including the National Practice Model of GIRFEC. This is the only text to provide coverage of the new legal, policy and practice landscape of social work with children and families in Scotland, and as such, it is an indispensable guide for students, newly-qualified social workers, managers and practice teachers and a range of other professionals in health, education, the police and others in cognate disciplines.

The Children's Hearings System and Youth Justice

The children's hearings system and youth justice

Achieving a Social Work Degree

This chapter will help you to address elements from within the Scottish Standards in Social Work Education (SiSWE) (Scottish Executive, 2003a, available at:

  • Key Role 1: Prepare for, and work with, individuals, families, carers, groups and communities to assess their needs and circumstances.
  • Preparing for social work contact and involvement.
  • Working with individuals, families, carers, groups and communities so they can make informed decisions.
  • Assessing needs and options in order to recommend a course of action.
  • Key Role 4: Demonstrate professional competence in social work practice.
  • Evaluating and using up-to-date knowledge of, and research into, social work practice.
  • Working within agreed standards of social work practice.
  • Understanding and ...
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