Child Care and the Courts

  • Authors
  • Carole R. Smith
  • Mary T. Lane
  • Terry Walsh
Book

Part of the Practical Social Work book series (PSWS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Carole R. Smith, Mary T. Lane, Terry Walsh
    Pages 1-28
  3. Carole R. Smith, Mary T. Lane, Terry Walsh
    Pages 29-56
  4. Carole R. Smith, Mary T. Lane, Terry Walsh
    Pages 57-94
  5. Carole R. Smith, Mary T. Lane, Terry Walsh
    Pages 95-118
  6. Carole R. Smith, Mary T. Lane, Terry Walsh
    Pages 119-139
  7. Carole R. Smith, Mary T. Lane, Terry Walsh
    Pages 140-173
  8. Carole R. Smith, Mary T. Lane, Terry Walsh
    Pages 174-177
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 178-183

About this book

Introduction

Planning for children occurs within a social work setting; putting plans into operation often requires legal action. Social workers need to understand the legal system and how to use it in order to help children and their families. This requires knowledge about the preparation of cases, decision making, choosing appropriate courts, giving evidence, writing court reports, court procedures, and communicating effectively with solicitors and court personnel. This book aims to help social workers feel positive and confident about acting within the legal system through developing essential knowledge and skills.

Keywords

child care children social work

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