Ethics and Law for Social Workers

by Robert Johns

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ISBNs
  • 9780857029096
  • 9781473944015
  • 9781473944008
How do social workers in the UK legal context act ethically? What do we understand by ethics and how does social work law relate to it? Social work practice in all countries incorporates a clear, unstinting commitment to social justice, but what is social justice?

 

Using an applied, practice-based and refreshingly 'real' approach, this text bridges the gap between law and ethics. Each chapter opens with a case study which considers ethical dilemmas in real life practice. Chapters have been designed to help students strengthen their critical reflection skills, encouraging consideration of the legal and ethical dimensions of social work generally and in personal practice. Topics such as care proceedings, adoption, community care, youth justice, mental capacity and accountability explore how understanding and application are equally important.


  • SAGE Publications; November 2015
  • ISBN: 9781473944015
  • Edition: 1
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  • Title: Ethics and Law for Social Workers
  • Author: Robert Johns
  • Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780857029096
  • 9781473944015
  • 9781473944008

In The Press

Robert Johns’ Ethics and Law for Social Workers provides a critical and accessible approach to the legal knowledge and analytical skills needed by social workers. With critical thinking exercises, case studies and contemporary case material, it offers an excellent introduction to ethical theory and key underpinning concepts such as social justice, accountability and professionalism. Social work students will find it an invaluable study aid, and social workers a good way of revisiting the legal and ethical basis for practice.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780857029096
  • 9781473944015
  • 9781473944008