In this thought-provoking account, Clive Grace persuasively argues that the operation of UK child care law cannot be properly understood without consideration of the ways in which social workers use law in their day to day dealings with children and their families. As this book highlights, social workers often interpret their legal powers and obligations in ways which do not resemble the law as it is framed in statute--often due to their ignorance of even the most basic obligations created by law. Based on extensive empirical research involving over 180 case studies, Grace examines how social workers are hampered by a lack of policy direction at the departmental level, and offers a number of realistic and constructive suggestions for remedying this deficiency. It will be required reading for all scholars, lawyers and professionals involved in the law as it relates to the protection of children.
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Clive Grace is Director of Law and Administration at the London Borough of Southwark.
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Book Description 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1st Edition. Clarendon Press, 1994. Hardcover.First edition gilt titles to black cloth 241 pages, a bad tear to DJ but this is A BRAND NEW BOOK UNUSED. Full refund if not satisfied. 24 hour despatch. If not pictured in this listing, a scan of the actual book is available on request. Bookseller Inventory # j343