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Effective social work practice relies on good understanding of the lawalong with the skills to use this knowledge well. This essential readerprovides a wide-ranging thematic account of social work practice inScotland, making critical links between concepts, the contexts of practiceand first-hand experiences of Scottish social work law.Reflecting the pace of change in the law since the previous edition, thebook combines fully updated chapters by some of the original authors,with newly commissioned pieces. Written by leading academics andpractitioners in the field, it captures key developments in Scottishlegislation and the implications for practitioners, covering importantsubjects such as:? Service user and carer rights? Legal and social work values? Accountability? Effective assessment? Safeguarding, risk and protection? Youth and adult criminal justice? Partnership, participation and advocacy? Delivery of personalised services.Social Work and the Law in Scotland is core reading for all thoseundertaking academic study or professional practice within the field.It is also a key resource for anyone looking to update their knowledgeon the nature and development of the ever-evolving legislative landscapeof Scotland.