Postgraduate Course: Legislative and Policy Context (Adult Protection) (PGSP11142)
|School||School of Social and Political Science
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||There have been significant changes over the last decade in the legislative and policy context in which social workers operate with regard to vulnerable adults. These changes have seen the introduction of legislation in the field of community care which has promoted care in people=s own homes in preference to institutional care; the strengthening of user and carer rights to have greater involvement in the planning, and choice of their care arrangements including individualised funding; and in the ?modernising agenda= associated with new organisational structures and expectations of inter-professional collaboration.
Social Work has a lead role in these new arrangements statutorily and organisationally that requires enhanced skills in and understanding of the new legislation and practice implications; of the assessment and management of risk; and of collaborative working and management.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| At the end of the course, students should have broad knowledge of the following:
! Historical development of legislation and policy from the baseline legislation of the NHS & Community Care (Scotland) Act and supporting subsequent legislation related to carers (1995 & 2003); to direct payments (1996); discrimination (1995) and human rights (1998). Associated policy guidance will also be reviewed
! Recent legislation related to adult vulnerability and protection, and how they interact with each other and aspects of criminal legislation. This will include the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000; Mental Health & Care (Scotland) Act 2003 and the Adult Support & Protection Act 2007.
! Legislation relevant to the standards and regulation of the workforce such as the Care Standards Act 2000 and the Protection of Vulnerable Adults (POVA) List.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr George Palattiyil
Tel: (0131 6)50 3907
|Course secretary||Mrs Jane Marshall
Tel: (0131 6)50 3912