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By Suzy Braye, Michael Preston-Shoot

Because the 3rd variation of training Social paintings legislations released in 2010, new laws – similar to the Care Act 2014, the Equality Act 2010, and the kids and households Act 2014 – has had an important effect at the social paintings occupation. Practitioners mustn't ever merely be aware of the legislations; they need to even have a serious appreciation of its implications for human rights, civil liberties and social justice. they have to workout their powers and tasks in methods underpinned by way of expert ethics, in a context of critical source constraint and lower than consistent public and political scrutiny.

Now going into its fourth variation, working towards Social paintings legislation seeks to construct social staff' self belief in criminal interpretation and implementation. It makes a speciality of selling practitioners' wisdom and talents in recognising, finding and articulating criminal matters, and utilizing the legislations to notify perform criteria and bring confident results for carrier clients.

This well timed, totally revised re-creation of this well-respected textual content combines updated statute, case legislations and assistance with prolonged perform examples and questions for mirrored image, making it a useful source for college kids, practitioners and educators alike.

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3. What values should they carry into their interaction with and application of the law? 4. In what skills do they need to be competent? Towards Practising Social Work Law 15 5. What agency structures influence social workers' understanding of, and competence for, the practice of social work law? 6. How might antidiscriminatory and anti-oppressive perspectives be integrated into social work law practice? One model for social work law proposes that social workers should possess legal knowledge pertinent to client groups and legal knowledge which transcends these groups.

The revised requirements continue to juxtapose the interests of service users, agencies, courts and society as if there is no conflict. They juxtapose a traditional value base, which emphasises paternalism and protection, professional domination of decision-making, needs and participation, alongside a more radical value base with its emphasis on rights, equality, partnership, and service-user power to influence decisions, without any apparent recognition that social work goals, and the relationship between law and social work, will differ depending on which value base is drawn upon (see Braye and Preston-Shoot, 1995).

Certain categories of treatment, including sterilisation but not abortion (Re G [1991]), should be referred to the courts for confirmation that the proposed operation is in the patient's best interests and therefore lawful (Official Solicitor, 1989). The confirmation will be sought by way of further medical opinion, continuing the pattern established in such cases of courts considering principally the views of clinicians (Carson, 1989), despite the finding that those views may be informed more by the ability to treat than by individuals' needs (Carson, 1990a).

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