Child Law for Social Work
- Jane Williams - Arizona State University, USA
Legal/Ethical Issues in Social Work | Social Work - Children
" Part 1 explores the legal context of social work practice with children, examining how international human rights standards are absorbed within domestic law.
" Part 2 explores the application of the law, policies and systems to individual case work, illustrating rights-based thinking in practice.
Accessible to those without a background in law, the book highlights links between social work standards and legal values and rules. With promotion of the rights of children and families a measure of professional competence and legal obligation, the book helps readers satisfy social work standards and use their knowledge of the law to improve their practice.
The book is vital reading for all levels of social work student, including those undertaking the post-qualifying award in child care, as well as being an indispensable resource for practitioners working with children and families.
Jane Williams is a lecturer in law at the University of Swansea. She specialises in social work law, and children's rights. Other publications include Children and Citizenship (SAGE, 2007), co-edited with Antonella Invernizzi.
A good overall child care law text book which the students can use to help inform their knowledge base.
This is an excellent book for Early Years students. although written for Social Work it is equally valid for those learners considering Primary education and nursery settings. The step by step layout and approach this book adopts is excellent, especially for learners who have never studied law before.
An excellent book, which has been a useful teaching tool when preparing lectures. The book has been recommended to Masters level students for assessment.
It will be recommended again next semester to the BA students.
A good text which outlines the key Law's in child social work. Easy to follow and well written
Very helpful book. I have used some of the content to help frame my law module teaching. Several students have purchased the book as a result.
This book is really good book for anyone looking at child protection.
This book offers an interesting discussion of the law in this area of practice but it does need to be supplemented with actual detail of the legislation