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 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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ISBN

9780717152667

Publication Date

April 2012

Language(s)

English

Format

Paperback, 288 pages

Country of Origin

IRELAND

Publisher

Gill Education

Index

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 (Mairéad 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 CON

Dimensions

234 x 155 mm

Author(s)

By Claire Hamilton

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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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