Irish Social Work & Social Care Law
A new textbook that introduces students to the law governing the practice of social work and social care in Ireland.Provides a clear and concise guide to both the legal framework and the substantive law relating to social care and social work. Presents social care and social work law in an accessible manner, focusing on the specialist functions performed by social care professionals such as child protection, adoption and fostering, disability and mental health. Discusses both child law and the law relating to vulnerable adults in an Irish context. Considers the broader issues that affect service users in a social care context such as domestic violence, youth justice and the asylum system. Written For:Undergraduate and postgraduate students of:* Social Work* Social Care* Applied Social Care* Social Studies* Youth and Community Studies* Child Protection and Welfare A new textbook that introduces students to social careand social work law, concepts and structures in Ireland.Provides a clear and concise guide to both the legalframework and the substantive law relating to social careand social work law.Presents social care and social work law in an accessiblemanner, focusing on the specialist functions performed bysocial care professionals such as child protection, adoptionand fostering, disability and mental health.Discusses both child law and the law relating to vulnerableadults in an Irish context.Considers the broader issues that affect service users in asocial care context such as domestic violence, youth justiceand the asylum system.
- Paperback | 288 pages
- 156 x 232 x 22mm | 580.6g
- 13 Apr 2012
- Gill Education
- Dublin, Ireland
About Claire Hamilton
Dr Claire Hamilton, LLB (Ling. Franc.), MLitt, Barrister-at-Law, DipEurCon in Human Rights, Dip. in Third-Level Learning and Teaching, practised as a barrister until 2004. She now lectures in criminology and social care law in the Department of Social Sciences in Dublin Institute of Technology. Claire has published widely in national and international peer-reviewed journals and edited collections.Dr Claire Hamilton, LL.B (Ling. Franc.),MLitt, Barrister-at-Law, DipEurCon inHuman Rights, Dip. in Third Level Learningand Teaching, practised as a barrister until2004. She now lectures in criminology andsocial care law in the Department of SocialSciences in Dublin Institute of Technology.Claire has published widely in national andinternational peer reviewed journals andedited collections.
Table of contents
Part I: The Legal Context of Social Work and Social Care Practice1. Introduction 2. Nature and Sources of Law 3. Courts and Law Officers 4. Accountability 5. Social Care Professionals and Legal Proceedings Part II: Children and Families6. Children and Family Breakdown 7. Child Protection 8. The Law on Special Care 9. Children in Care 10. Adoption 11. The Youth Justice System (Mairead Seymour) Part III: Vulnerable Adults12. Older People and the Law13. Disability Law 14. Domestic Violence Law 15. Mental Health Law 16. The Criminal Justice System 17. The Asylum Process PART 1: LEGAL CONTEXT OF SOCIAL CARE/SOCIAL WORKPRACTICEChapter 1: Introduction to Law in Social Care and Social WorkChapter 2: Nature and Sources of LawChapter 3: Courts and Law OfficersChapter 4: AccountabilityChapter 5: Social Care Professionals and Legal ProceedingsPART 2: CHILDREN AND FAMILIESChapter 6: Children and Family BreakdownChapter 7: Child ProtectionChapter 8: The Law on Special CareChapter 9: Children in CareChapter 10: AdoptionChapter 11: Youth JusticePART 3: VULNERABLE ADULTSChapter 12: Older People and the LawChapter 13: Disability LawChapter 14: Domestic ViolenceChapter 15: Mental Health LawChapter 16: Criminal JusticeChapter 17: Asylum