Practising Social Work Law by Suzy Braye, Michael Preston-Shoot

By Suzy Braye, Michael Preston-Shoot

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

Now going into its fourth version, practicing Social paintings legislations seeks to construct social staff' self belief in criminal interpretation and implementation. It specializes in selling practitioners' wisdom and abilities in recognising, finding and articulating criminal concerns, and utilizing the legislations to notify perform criteria and bring optimistic results for carrier clients.

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

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The Mental Health (Patients in the Community) Act 1995 extends even further the realm of professional influence, allowing for after-care under supervision in respect of patients where there is a substantial risk of serious harm to their, or other people's, health and safety. The purpose is to ensure that they accept services, including a require- 32 Practising Social Work Law ment to reside in a particular place and to attend for treatment. There are by comparison very few powers to overrule the will of a physically ill person, although those that exist in section 47 of the National Assistance Act 1948 are sweeping.

The law provides the 'machinery for the suppression of unusual, eccentric or inconvenient behaviour' (Hoggett, 1990). The Mental Health Act 1983 enables madness to be contained behind locked doors; the National Assistance Act 1948 provides for the removal of sick people in the interests of public health. Professionals have an important function here, in locating and treating social problems in the individual (Wilding, 1982), in tidying away the disturbed and disturbing images (Preston-Shoot and Agass, 1990).

It divorces the law from the real context of practice, as if assuming that the law can be assimilated and practised out of its context (Kent, 1989). , 1995) provide a critical analysis of the context, the values and ideologies underpinning legislation. This analysis pinpoints the inadequacies of the law as it affects and defines the needs of users of welfare services. It elaborates ideologies, for instance about the role of women, within different areas of the law. However these texts are less informative on where and how social workers should intervene: on the skills necessary for antidiscriminatory practice, for making empowerment work in a statutory context, and for challenging the social and economic consequences of attitudes, policies and structures.

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