Effective social work practice relies on good understanding of the law along with the skills to use this knowledge well. This essential book
provides a wide-ranging thematic account of social work practice in Scotland, making critical links between concepts, the contexts of practice
and first-hand experiences of Scottish social work law.
The book covers important subjects such as:
Service user and carer rights
Legal and social work values
Safeguarding, risk and protection
Youth and adult criminal justice
Partnership, participation and advocacy
Delivery of personalised services
Social Work and the Law in Scotland is core reading for all those undertaking academic study or professional practice within the field. 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.