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the legal framework Jackie McRae commissioned for the review of looked after children in Scotland Children looked after by local authorities:the legal framework £ This report, commissioned by the Social Work Services Inspectorate, now the Social Work Inspection Agency, provides an overview of the legal framework for children looked after by. The Act provides the legal framework within which social work practice with children and families is situated and promotes the family as being the best place for the child to be brought up in, where it is safe and possible to do so. In child protection work the relationship between parent and social worker can be fraught and tightly. a medical framework, as a disease, consequently social work developed casework as a means of intervening and ‘treating’ families (Parton, ( ). During the ’s social work evolved as a profession and much of the legislative and procedural changes were focused upon developing a systematic social work response to child abuse (Corby. social workers need to work effectively within the child welfare system. Ideally, these standards will stimulate the development and implementation of clear guidelines, goals, and objectives related to child welfare services in social work practice, research, and policy. The specific goals of the standards are to n establish expectations for.
1. The role of child and family social work. Apply a wide range of knowledge and skills to help build family relationships, resource and resilience so that the welfare of the child remains paramount; identify the full range of risks to children and help manage those risks; ensure proportionate intervention, including securing and. The missing ingredient is a commitment to good or ‘ethical’ practice. An ethical approach is one where the social work relationship with the legal framework takes account of social work skills and values. The existence of the legal framework does not mean that there is no need to exercise professional judgement and discretion. The rational choice cheory provides social workers with a framework for understanding the motives behind individual behaviors, especially in the context of personal relationships. This model recognizes that factors like self-interest, fairness, and goal . 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.
Social workers need to be committed to keeping up to date with the law and using the laws to achieve the best outcomes for the service users, “legal values can accord with social work values and can help social workers to work in a positive way to support and empower service users”(workbook p25). Chapter-by-chapter the book will encourage the reader to critically examine the political, legal, social and economic context of interprofessional practice. It also explores how social workers can work effectively and collaboratively with other professions while . Social work administrators and supervisors should take reasonable steps to provide or arrange for continuing education and staff development for all staff for whom they are responsible. Continuing education and staff development should address current knowledge and emerging developments related to social work practice and ethics. In book: Social Work in Nigeria (pp) the concept of quality in relation to the evaluation of social-work practice. establishment of a policy framework to assist in the development.