The Social Worker's Guide to the Care Act 2014


Author: Pete Feldon
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781911106685
Category: Law
Page: 328
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The Care Act 2014 is arguably the most significant piece of legislation in the UK since the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990 in relation to adults who have social care needs. It is particularly important for social workers as it sets out the legislative context for the core social work processes that apply to all adults. The Social Worker's Guide to the Care Act 2014 considers the Act and the statutory guidance from the perspective of what is most important and relevant for social workers. It covers the key stages of what is known as the 'customer journey'-first contact, assessment of needs, prevention, consideration of eligibility, charging and financial assessment, care and support planning, and review. In addition, other chapters look at significant issues that cut across several stages of the customer journey, such as safeguarding and working with NHS colleagues. To provide a broader context for the Care Act, consideration is made for how the Act consolidates and modernises social care law and codifies good practice. There is also an examination of how the new legislation is reshaping the language of social care. This book provides qualifying social workers with a working knowledge of what the Care Act and the accompanying statutory guidance says about their professional role and how professional judgments are to be made, and helps them to understand the good practice that is codified in the statutory guidance. [Subject: UK Social Work]~

The Social Worker's Guide to Children and Families Law

Second Edition
Author: Lynn Davis
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857008145
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
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Now fully updated and with up-to-the-minute guidance, this is the only book you will need to make sense of the key elements of law involved in social work with children and families in England and Wales. Accessible and jargon-free, this everyday reference explains the fundamental concepts of parental responsibility and human rights, and the provisions of private and public law, including care proceedings and adoption. This second edition incorporates recent changes including the Working Together to Safeguard Children guidance for inter-agency working, the Children and Families Act 2014 and the Crime and Courts Act 2013 as well as the latest case law. Checklists, charts and highlighted points allow for easy reference, and illustrative case scenarios put the law into context. This comprehensive and easy-to-use guide will be an invaluable resource for practising social workers, as well as trainees, students and those studying for post-qualifying awards.

Safeguarding Adults in Social Work


Author: Andy Mantell,Terry Scragg
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 0857254030
Category: Social Science
Page: 224
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This fully-revised Second Edition looks at how practitioners and students can achieve best-practice when working with vulnerable adults. The first part of the book explores the evolution of concepts and policies for safeguarding adults, with particular reference to the Human Rights Act 1998 and the Capacity Act 2005. In the second section the focus shifts to good practice in empowering vulnerable adults. The final section focuses on developing effective professional and inter-professional practice.

Newly-Qualified Social Workers

A Practice Guide to the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment
Author: Steven Keen,Jonathan Parker,Keith Brown,Di Galpin
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1473987520
Category: Social Science
Page: 248
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The first year of practice can be a particularly daunting and challenging time for newly-qualified social workers (NQSWs). This fully revised and updated book directly addresses the crucial transition period between finishing off the social work degree and managing the first years of practice. It offers down to earth, practical guidance on applying for your first post and managing your work load in the first few years. From useful sections on the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE), supervision, dealing with conflict, court skills, report writing, and team work to what professionalism actually looks like in practice, this book will throw a life belt to not only NQSWs entering the workplace but for students on qualifying programmes who wish to develop their skills beyond graduation.

Specialist Communication Skills for Social Workers

Developing Professional Capability
Author: Johanna Woodcock Ross
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 113754533X
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
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This book gives students a solid understanding of the key issues involved in effective communication within social work settings. Now going into its second edition, it combines practical examples with a clear theoretical approach and demonstrates the subtleties of communication with specific and diverse service users and carers.

Using the Law in Social Work


Author: Robert Johns
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1526412497
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
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An essential book to help social work students gain this foothold in understanding law as it applies to social work practice.

Getting Ready for Direct Practice in Social Work


Author: Peter Scourfield
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1526417464
Category: Political Science
Page: 208
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This very practical book will support students to meet the requirements of the compulsory Readiness for Direct Practice assessment. Useful for social work students and lecturers alike, it takes each of the 9 domains that students are tested on, breaks them down step-by step and provides a range of interactive activities that enable them to acquire the knowledge, values and skills for practice required at this level. It offers students a foundation to the key areas of knowledge for each of the 9 domains, while also signposting them to other popular books in the Transforming Social Work Practice series for a more detailed discussion as well.

Writing Analytical Assessments in Social Work


Author: Chris Dyke
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781911106067
Category:
Page: 144
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Writing assessments and reports is a core part of a social worker's role. Yet the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted), courts, and research all identify a lack of analytical rigour in social work reports. Many are overlong, descriptive reports where what is needed is the application of professional judgement, a clear analysis, and the ability to pull out causal relationships. Writing Analytical Assessments in Social Work is a guide to the principles of good writing and methodically shows you: how to structure the process of writing an assessment (researching, chronologizing, informed data-gathering, putting it all together), and how to get this done under time constraints. Written in an accessible way and packed with examples and case studies, this book is both practically-minded and constantly returning to first principles: reminding the reader what it is they are trying to achieve and teaching the reader how to write reports that can be read by families and judges alike. The reader will learn how to write high quality, useful and timely assessments without becoming mechanistic or managerial. It aims to kill the myth of a trade-off between efficiency and quality of work. (Series: Critical Skills for Social Work) [Subject: Social Work, Education]

Law for Social Workers


Author: Helen Carr,David Goosey
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198783450
Category:
Page: 664
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Law for Social Workers has been supporting social work students and professionals for over 25 years. Written by an expert lecturer team with practical experience, this book provides the perfect combination of legal explanation and practical insight and is the ideal text to see students through their course and career. This edition continues to provide an accurate, jargon-free account of the law social workers need to know, with helpful diagrams and case studies included throughout to explain areas of difficulty and ensure understanding for students and professionals at all levels. The 14th edition includes an expanded Social Worker's Toolkit, offering practical advice on topics such as going to court, preparing evidence, and writing reports, providing the ideal support while on placement or in the workplace. The book is accompanied by a fully interactive Online Resource Centre with a wealth of resources for both students and lecturers.

Practising Social Work Law


Author: Suzy Braye,Michael Preston-Shoot
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137560304
Category: Social Science
Page: 400
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Since the third edition of Practising Social Work Law published in 2010, new legislation – such as the Care Act 2014, the Equality Act 2010, and the Children and Families Act 2014 – has had a significant impact on the social work profession. Practitioners must not only know the law; they must also have a critical appreciation of its implications for human rights, civil liberties and social justice. They must exercise their powers and duties in ways underpinned by professional ethics, in a context of severe resource constraint and under constant public and political scrutiny. Now going into its fourth edition, Practising Social Work Law seeks to build social workers' confidence in legal interpretation and implementation. It focuses on promoting practitioners' knowledge and skills in recognising, locating and articulating legal issues, and using the law to inform practice standards and deliver positive outcomes for service users. This timely, fully revised new edition of this well-respected text combines up-to-date statute, case law and guidance with extended practice examples and questions for reflection, making it an invaluable resource for students, practitioners and educators alike.

Social Work with Adults


Author: Martin Brett Davies
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137015500
Category: Political Science
Page: 360
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Social workers are constantly making decisions under pressure. How do policy, law, research and theory influence what they do This important book provides the answers with a crystal-clear map of the adult social work field. Focused on four major themes - personalization, mental health, substance use, old age – the book brings together expert commentators to: ■ Outline the policy background; ■ Summarize the relevant law; ■ Describe the key theories; ■ Highlight the research findings. A wealth of real life case studies reveal, in detail, the challenges that social workers face every day. Through a series of questions, readers are invited to join in the process of 'Making connexions' between different elements of social work knowledge and practice. Edited by the highly respected Martin Davies, this authoritative and illuminating book explores the crucial role of social workers in securing a better future for vulnerable and disadvantaged service users. It is an essential investment for students, educators and practitioners alike.

Safeguarding Adults Under the Care Act 2014

Understanding Good Practice
Author: Adi Cooper,Emily White
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784503584
Category: Social Science
Page: 240
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Practice in safeguarding adults is changing, with a shift in approach to ensure it is person-centred and outcome-focused. The Care Act 2014 introduced new safeguarding duties for local authorities, and this book describes what up-to-date practice should look like, and how to provide the best quality care and support for adults who may be at risk of abuse or neglect. Chapters cover core areas of practice according to Care Act and adult safeguarding principles, identify the fundamental skills and knowledge practitioners working in this area should be able to utilise and introduce the emerging challenging issues in the workplace. As well as being invaluable to practitioners working directly in this field, this is also ideally suited to be a text for any social work course or programme on adult safeguarding practice.

Supporting People with Alcohol and Drug Problems

Making a Difference
Author: Sarah Galvani
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1847421164
Category: Social Science
Page: 286
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Guides readers through the research on and policy approaches to substance abuse and provides practical tips for good work practices.

Social Work Law


Author: Alison Brammer
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 1408294060
Category: Social Science
Page: 680
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A thorough understanding of the law and legal processes relating to their area of practice is essential for all social workers; at any time the social worker must know what options for intervention are, or are not, available to them and how such intervention may be legally achieved. Social Work Law is a comprehensive, practical and accessible guide to the legal framework that any social worker or student of social work needs to know.

The Social Worker's Guide to the Mental Capacity Act 2005


Author: Robert Brown,Paul Barber
Publisher: Learning Matters Limited
ISBN: 9781844451296
Category: Law
Page: 160
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When an adult lacks the mental capacity to make a particular decision, it sometimes falls to professional staff to make a decision for them. Until now, there has been little UK statute law to govern how such decisions should be made. The UK's Mental Capacity Act (2007) provides a new statutory framework for decision making. This book provides a practical guide to working within the requirements of the Act, identifying situations where staff will need to be familiar with the Act and the UK Code of Practice, and providing checklists and exercises to help people to ensure compliance with the new requirements.

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A New Model for Social Work
Author: Siobhan Maclean,Jo Finch,Prospera Tedam
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781912130696
Category:
Page: 341
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Care Act 2014

An A-Z of Law and Practice
Author: Michael Mandelstam
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781849055598
Category: Caregivers
Page: 288
View: 2972

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This book fully explains the provisions of the Care Act 2014 and its implications for health and social care in the UK. Written by a leading authority in the field, it addresses the issues arising from the new legislation and its impact on everyday health and social care practice.

Safeguarding Adults


Author: Alison Brammer
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137289961
Category: Social Science
Page: 216
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Working to safeguard adults is a complex area of practice that requires careful balancing of autonomy, protection and risk. In order to make good, lawful judgements about when and how to intervene, practitioners therefore need to have a comprehensive understanding of how the law applies to safeguarding adults. In this book Alison Brammer brings together the many strands of adult safeguarding to provide a succinct guide to the legal framework. Designed to equip practitioners with the relevant knowledge for practice, it lays out the current legislation and guidance and applies it to different areas of adult safeguarding, including defining 'abuse', assessing capacity and dealing with cases of criminal law. The book goes on to analyse key examples of serious case reviews, including the cases of Steve Hoskin and Michael Gilbert. The text is supported by a range of innovative features and boxed information to aid learning and stimulate reflection: - Key Case Analysis boxes summarize the details of particular legal cases and outline the implications for social work practice - Practice Focus boxes apply legal principles and processes to practice through the use of social work scenarios - On-The-Spot Questions reinforce understanding and encourage critical reflection Alison Brammer is a qualified solicitor with specialist experience working in Social Services, including child protection, adoption, mental health and community care. She coordinates the MA in Adult Safeguarding and the MA in Child Care Law and Practice at Keele University, UK.

Narrative social work

Theory and application
Author: Clive Baldwin
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1447309839
Category: Social Science
Page: 176
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Interest in the contribution narrative can make across many disciplines has been booming in recent years, but its impact in social work has been limited. It has mainly been used in therapeutic intervention such as narrative therapy, social work education or personal accounts. This is the first book to extend the narrative lens to explore the contribution of narrative to social work values and ethics, social policy and our understanding of the self in social, cultural and political context. The book firstly sets out theoretical concerns and then applies them to specific areas of social work, including child protection, mental health and disability. The author argues that narrative is a richly textured approach to social work that can enhance both theory and practice. As such the book will be of interest to social work students, practitioners and educators, policy makers and those interested in the application of narrative to professional practice.

Social Work with Adults


Author: Jim Rogers,Lucy Bright,Helen Davies
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 147394273X
Category: Social Science
Page: 176
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Social work with vulnerable adults is becoming increasingly centred on a key piece of legislation: the Mental Capacity Act. The Act provides a framework for protecting the vulnerable while allowing those who may lack capacity to have certain safeguards enshrined in law. This book will help support students to learn two things: first, how the Mental Capacity Act operates and what its key principles are when applied to safeguarding adults; and second, what are the compassionate skills and values that need to be interwoven with legislative knowledge? The authors show how these two principles interact and inform one another and how taking a person-centred approach to safeguarding vulnerable adults will mean better outcomes for the individual and our wider society.