Social Work Law in Scotland

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Social Work Law in Scotland

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Social Work Law in Scotland provides a practical guide to the legal framework within which social work operates. Providing accessible explanations of law, the book provides coverage of key areas of law in social work including those relating to children, families and adult services.

The fifth edition of this highly regarded text includes important recent developments including:

- Widespread changes brought about by the Children (Scotland) Act 2020 principally to the Children's Hearing system.
- Age of Criminal Responsibility Act 2019 – changes ACR from eight to twelve.
- Management of Offenders (Scotland) Act 2019. Amends rules on disclosure of previous criminal record. Tightens the requirements for checking applicants for posts where the employee is working with children and other vulnerable service users.
- Female Genital Mutilation (Protection and Guidance) (Scotland) Act 2020. Updates the existing FGM legislation, FGM (S) Act 2005.
- Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018. Designed to improve response of the justice system to domestic abuse and to recognise the different forms domestic abuse may take in addition to physical violence, e.g. coercive control and psychological abuse.

This title is included in Bloomsbury Professional's Scottish General Practice and Scottish Law online services.

Table of Contents

1 The Scottish legal context of social work
2 General law relevant to social work
3 Children and their families
4 Local authority services to children
5 Children in need of supervision or emergency protection
6 Community care
7 Incapacity
8 Mental health
9 Adult support and protection
10 Offenders
11 Professional regulation, responsibility and accountability
12 Changes

Product details

Published 12 Dec 2024
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 5th
Extent 560
ISBN 9781526529121
Imprint Bloomsbury Professional
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


Andrew Farrer

Andrew entered Edinburgh Law School as an undergra…