Irish Social Work & Social Care Law

Irish Social Work & Social Care Law

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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 care
and social work law, concepts and structures in Ireland.
Provides a clear and concise guide to both the legal
framework and the substantive law relating to social care
and social work law.
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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 155 x 234 x 20mm | 579g
  • Gill Education
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • 0717152669
  • 9780717152667
  • 378,418

Table of contents

Part I: The Legal Context of Social Work and Social Care Practice




1. 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 Families




6. 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 Adults




12. Older People and the Law




13. 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 WORK
PRACTICE
Chapter 1: Introduction to Law in Social Care and Social Work
Chapter 2: Nature and Sources of Law
Chapter 3: Courts and Law Officers
Chapter 4: Accountability
Chapter 5: Social Care Professionals and Legal Proceedings
PART 2: CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
Chapter 6: Children and Family Breakdown
Chapter 7: Child Protection
Chapter 8: The Law on Special Care
Chapter 9: Children in Care
Chapter 10: Adoption
Chapter 11: Youth Justice
PART 3: VULNERABLE ADULTS
Chapter 12: Older People and the Law
Chapter 13: Disability Law
Chapter 14: Domestic Violence
Chapter 15: Mental Health Law
Chapter 16: Criminal Justice
Chapter 17: Asylum
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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 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.
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