Social workers, their clients and the law by Michael Zander

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Published by Sweet & Maxwell in London .

Written in English

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  • Great Britain.,
  • Great Britain

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  • Law -- Great Britain.,
  • Social workers -- Great Britain -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

StatementMichael Zander.
SeriesSocial work and law
Classifications
LC ClassificationsKD665.S6 Z35 1981
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 180 p. ;
Number of Pages180
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3848014M
ISBN 100421279303
LC Control Number81165324

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Lyn Slater and Kara Finck ground their text in a comprehensive grasp of the legal system and the inequities of race, class, and gender that shape clients' experiences. Social Work Practice and the Law is a powerful call for social. "This is the first book to give social workers the tools to understand their clients' legal needs and rights and to address them collaboratively and effectively.

Lyn Slater and Kara Finck ground their text in a comprehensive grasp of the legal system and the inequities of race, class, and gender that shape clients' experiences. Social Work Practice and the Law is a powerful call for social. Social workers need to be aware of the laws that regulate each system in order to help clients navigate their way through these systems more effectively, and to be able to advocate for law reform to improve the goodness of fit between clients and their socio-legal environments.

Law and ethics are two vital aspects of social work – all social workers need to practise according to the law and their codes of ethics and conduct. However, the relationship between the law and social work values and ethics is not without its tensions and this book takes a problem-based approach to explore the dilemmas and challenges that Reviews: 5.

Written by an author team educated in both the law and social work, this book acquaints readers with major state and federal laws, regulations, and court opinions that directly affect social work practice.

LAW IN SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE, 3rd Edition helps readers understand how to work within the legal system to benefit clients and further client Reviews: At times the requirement to follow the law supersedes the obligation to the client; e.g., when the social worker is required to follow state mandated reporting laws and/or duty to warn obligations.

In order to uphold Standardit is imperative that social workers understand the legal requirements that govern their practice and apply them. This book addresses the relationship between the professions of social work and law and helps social workers develop the knowledge necessary to practice in a legal environment.

The author focuses on how the law affects the day-to-day practice of social work; the creation, administration, and operation of social service agencies; and the ways in. Through collaboration, social workers and attorneys can better meet clients' needs.

• Social workers partner with law enforcement to provide crisis intervention, victim‐offender mediation, victim/witness assistance, as well as becoming involved in the juvenile justice system. Social workers who make ethical decisions in such situations without knowledge or consultation of relevant law do so at their own peril.

Regulatory Law Social work practice also is governed by many regulations promulgated by federal and state government agencies, such as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and state human service. Social Work Practice and the Law | "This is the first book to give social workers the tools to understand their clients' legal needs and rights and to address them collaboratively and effectively.

Lyn Slater and Kara Finck ground their text in a comprehensive grasp of the legal system and the inequities of race, class, and gender that shape clients' experiences.

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics is a set of guiding principles to assist social workers in making decisions in the best interests of their clients, even if they might contradict what we might do in our personal lives.

These decisions are not always easy – especially when two guiding principles come into conflict. Social work is an academic discipline and practice-based profession that concerns itself with individuals, families, groups, and communities in an effort to enhance social functioning and overall well-being.

Social functioning defines as the ability of an individual to perform their social roles within their own self, their immediate social environment, and the society at large. Devoid of "legalese," the book is designed to help social workers develop the ability to reappraise, question, and challenge the law to best serve their clients.

It aims to promote the development of a more strategic relationship with the legal system-a partnership that can achieve more creative and just solutions to social problems.

Social workers advocate or raise awareness with and on behalf of their clients and the social work profession on local, state, and national levels.

Some social workers—referred to as bachelor’s social workers (BSW)—work with groups, community organizations, and policymakers to develop or improve programs, services, policies, and social. Social workers often find themselves torn between their commitment to their clients and their responsibility to society when faced with the possible need to report child abuse to authorities.

Social workers are not only required to report any suspected cases of child abuse and neglect, they can face varying levels of civil and criminal. Issues of privacy and confidentiality could also arise if you were to allow a client into a social network that consisted of family and friends.

In addition, you have your own privacy and boundary issues to consider. Social workers, both for themselves and their clients, should be able to leave their work at their practice or place of employment.

Social workers are really aware of what is affecting the lives of their clients on a grander scale. As Connie Walsh, the Lead Patient Advocate at UFM, wrote, “the needs of this patient and or his [or] her family” is a matter of trust.

Because many social workers address a wider array of. The professional necessity of keeping a client’s information private (for both attorneys and social workers) is referred to as maintaining a client’s confidentiality and is “rooted in the ethical codes of each profession as well as in statutory law” (Stein,p.

11). With their “dream team” of 18 colleagues in the areas of law, sociology, social work, psychology, neuroscience, and philosophy Tell the Client’s Story: Mitigation in Criminal and Death Penalty Cases became a reality. Both reported that the collaborative outcome of the book far surpassed anything either of them would have done alone.

Faculty Publications Faculty Books and Esse ntial law for social workers. Ne w Y o r k:C & Oermann, ) are more likely to positively affect society through their work with clients. To protect clients and adhere to the Code of Ethics, social workers should understand their obligation to challenge subpoenas in the absence of client consent or a court order.

Usually with the benefit of legal consultation (which may include consulting the client's attorney, with the client's consent), social workers may object to the subpoena.

Law and ethics are two vital aspects of social work – all social workers need to practise according to the law and their codes of ethics and conduct.

However, the relationship between the law and social work values and ethics is not without its tensions and this book takes a problem-based approach to explore the dilemmas and challenges that.

Social workers are faced with different dilemmas each and every day. It is a social workers job to be committed to their jobs and committed to their clients.

Social workers are those people who are interested in helping people and helping to improve their lives. All help isn’t good help. A further example of the importance for social workers to have a thorough knowledge of the law in order that they can make decisions on appropriate legislation is shown in the case study of the Clarke family (p 82 of block 1 book) where the social worker attends the family home on an arranged visit and finds Emily (mother) under the influence.

Policy and Social Work Practice (Eds. Tony Evans and Frank Keating) is a well-timed contribution to the social work literature. Arriving at a time when the depletion of social work services within the politics of austerity is underscored by a construction of a profession in disarray, this important book reminds us of the historical, social and policy contexts from which social work draws its.

Written by an author team educated in both the law and social work, this book acquaints readers with major state and federal laws, regulations, and court opinions that directly affect social work practice. LAW IN SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE, 3rd Edition helps readers understand how to work within the legal system to benefit clients and further client.

The book also moves between various levels of social work practice, from one-on-one approaches to working with clients to mezzo-level considerations such as. Legal Issues in Social Work Practice and Research is an interdisciplinary text aimed at social work, mental health, and legal professionals.

It enhances the power of social work as an integrative system to support clients’ rights and agency. Books about social work are often available online as instant downloads, but not all of them are free. Textbooks, for instance, are more expensive than mainstream books, just as they are in hardback or inyou also can find some great deals, as you’ll see from this list of 25 essential e-books that every social worker should read.

Individual books are listed as well as. Social workers' primary responsibility is to promote the well-being of clients. In general, clients' interests are primary. However, social workers' responsibility to the larger society or specific legal obligations may on limited occasions supersede the loyalty owed clients, and clients.

The lawyer-client relationship. The social workers interviewed clearly saw this relationship as confidential and client-fo cused but also as essentially different from the social worker-client relationship.

In the social worker's view, the lawyer as a representative of his client carries out his bidding. In this he becomes a partisan and. Both are involved in advocacy. Lawyers advocate within the legal system both with clients charged with crimes and those dealing with civil issues (adoptions, divorces, child custody, wills and law suits.) Also many legislators are trained lawyers.

Chapter 1 • Defining Policy Practice in Social Work 3 and living on the margins of society, just as Jane Addams and many other social workers have done in the past. Social workers reclaiming the responsibility and power of policy practice today are again making important contributions to client lives, organizations, communities, and the.

Many social work students are understandably overwhelmed when thinking about becoming a public face for social policy. Fears of not knowing enough, not understanding the political systems, and the idea that their primary role is working with clients has often meant that social workers’ voices are not heard when laws and policies are written.

income clients "isn't law, it's social work."l In the past we have tended to respond to this "social worker" charge defensively.

We insisted that what we and our students do is "law," that it is really no different from what private practitioners do for their paying clients, and that in. Book January could hinder the relationship and work between the client and social worker.

social workers to identify their strengths and resources to overcome barriers and. The law can impact on social work in different ways across and within client groups. The aim of this essay is to consider the importance of law for social workers.

Law plays a number of important roles in the practice of social work. First, the legal system is a vital part of a client’s social environment thus society. Attorneys and Social Workers Representing Children in Delinquency Proceedings, 65 F. ORDHAM. L.

R. EV. (). 6. For instance, attorneys act as zealous advocates for their clients’ wishes at all times. Social workers, however, may use one of two accepted approaches: pure advocacy or .Written by an author team educated in both the law and social work, this book acquaints readers with major state and federal laws, regulations, and court opinions that directly affect social work practice.

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