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Social Work and the Law in Scotland
Second Edition


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Social Work and the Law in Scotland
Second Edition

Jean Gordon (Editor)
Roger Davis (Editor)



ISBN: 9780230276314


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Providing thematic accounts of key areas of law and practice in social work, this new edition critically explores recent legislative developments in Scotland. Incorporating changes affecting safeguarding vulnerable people, as well as personal and community care, this text clearly links social work practice to the legal framework.

JANE ALDGATE Professor of Social Care at the Open University Jane Aldgate and Honorary Professorial Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, UK

KATHRYN CAMERON formerly Senior Lecturer in the Glasgow School of Social Work, a joint school of the Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde, UK

LISA CURTIS has been Director of the Scottish Consortium for Learning Disability since its inception in 2001

SUSAN HUNTER Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Edinburgh and Programme Director of the MSc in Advanced Professional Studies (Adult Protection) aimed at qualified practitioners in health and social welfare

ANDREW KENDRICK Professor of Residential Child Care and Head of School of the Glasgow School of Social Work, a joint department of the Universities of Strathclyde and Glasgow, UK KATHRYN MACKAY Lecturer in Social Work with the Department of Applied Social Science at the University of Stirling, UK. She has over ten years of practice within community and mental health social work

KATHLEEN MARSHALL Solicitor and Child Law Consultant. In April 2009, she demitted office as Scotland's first Commissioner for Children and Young People, an appointment created by the Scottish Parliament to promote and safeguard children's rights

TRISH McCULLOCH Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Dundee, UK. Prior to joining the University in 2003 she worked as a social worker within youth and adult justice settings

JANICE McGHEE Senior Lecturer in Social Work in the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh. She has responsibility for law teaching on the undergraduate and postgraduate social work programmes.

FERGUS McNEILL Professor of Criminology & Social Work at the University of Glasgow. His work addresses the interfaces between these two fields, including community sanctions, prisoner resettlement, sentencing and youth justice.

ALISON PETCH has spent most of her career involved with research and policy across a broad range of social work, health and housing issues

LENA ROBINSON Professor of Social Work at the University of the West of Scotland, UK. She is an international scholar who has published and researched widely in the field of race, culture ethnicity and Psychology and social work

JEREMY ROCHE is Dean and Director of Studies in the Faculty of Health and Social Care at The Open University, UK. He has written extensively on how law and policy affects children and families and on children's rights

KIRSTEN STALKER Professor in the Dept of Applied Educational and Professional Studies at the University of Strathclyde, UK. From 1991 - 2006, she worked in the Social Work Research Centre, University of Stirling and, prior to that, in the Norah Fry Research Centre at Bristol University

MIKE TITTERTON Mike Titterton is Director of the charity HALE (Health & Life for Everyone), which assists children and adults at risk of harm in the UK and overseas

BILL WHYTE Professor of Social Work Studies in Criminal and Youth Justice at the University of Edinburgh, UK, and Director of the Criminal Justice Social Work Development Centre for Scotland

It is also a key resource for anyone looking to update their knowledge on the nature and development of the ever-evolving legislative landscape of Scotland.


ISBN 230276318
ISBN13 9780230276314
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Format Paperback
Publication date 21/12/2010
Pages 240
Weight (grammes) 570.00
Published in United Kingdom
Height (mm) 234
Width (mm) 156

Legal Values and Social Work Values
J.Roche Accountability and Professionalism and Practice
K.Cameron Risk, Professional Judgment and the Law: Antinomy and Antagonism in an Age of Uncertainty
S.Hunter &
M.Titterton The Role of Assessment in Social Work for Children and Families in Scotland
J.Aldgate Law, Social Difference and Discrimination
L.Robinson Children\'s Hearings in Scotland: Balancing Rights and Welfare
J.McGhee The Voice of the Child
K.Marshall Community Care and the Promotion of Independence
A.Petch Vulnerability, Autonomy, Capacity and Consent
Working with Adults Who Use Services and Carers
L.Curtice &
K.Stalker Youth Justice
Adult Criminal Justice
F.McNeil &
Partnership with Service Users

ROGER DAVIS Staff Tutor in the Faculty of Health and Social Care, The Open University in Scotland. He is chair of the Social Work and the Law in Scotland course that this Reader accompanies and is also co-chair of the Foundation for Social Work Practice course. He has been involved in social work education since 1994 and has taught a range of Open University courses since 1999. Roger has practised as a Social Worker and Mental Health Officer. He also has experience in the voluntary sector and as an independent social care educator. He is currently a member of the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland. JEAN GORDON Associate Lecturer at The Open University in Scotland and an Independent Researcher. She has worked in Scotland as a Social Worker and Mental Health Officer in schools, hospitals and community mental health settings. She combines teaching on the Open University\'s social work programme in Scotland with research, writing and publishing in the fields of mental health, social work education, and practice learning.