Postgraduate Course: Social Work and the Law (PG) (PGSP10005)
|School||School of Social and Political Science
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course aims to ensure students have a good understanding of the Scottish Legal system and detailed knowledge of professional law of relevance to practice.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| On completion of the course participants will be able to describe and evaluate:
1. Legal bases for intervention and the significance of relationships with statutory social services, especially education, housing, health, criminal justice, income maintenance and with other services provided by partner voluntary organisations and support groups;
2. The concepts of rights, responsibility, freedom, authority and power associated with the practice of social workers as moral and statutory agents.
3. Social workers' roles as statutory agents with duties and responsibilities to protect the public and uphold the law;
4. The significance of legislative and legal frameworks, service standards, practice guidelines and codes of practice.
5. The nature of legal authority, the application of legislation in practice, statutory responsibility and conflicts between statute, policy and practice.
6. Up-to-date legislation defining the rights of people, especially measures designed to tackle all forms of discrimination.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||2 hour(s) per week for 10 week(s).
|Course organiser||Ms Janice Mcghee
Tel: (0131 6)50 3910
|Course secretary||Mrs Jane Marshall
Tel: (0131 6)50 3912