The role of law in welfare reform: critical perspectives on the relationship between law and social work practice

Braye, Suzy and Preston-Shoot, Michael (2006) The role of law in welfare reform: critical perspectives on the relationship between law and social work practice. International Journal of Social Welfare, 15 (1). pp. 19-26. ISSN 1369-6866

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Abstract

This article considers the complex relationships between law, welfare policy and social work practice, in order to address the question of what role legal frameworks might play in achieving welfare policy and professional practice goals. It traces how law has developed as a core component of professional practice, and challenges some of the false expectations placed upon it. It then draws on findings from an international knowledge review of law teaching in social work education to propose a model for understanding how professional practice incorporates legal perspectives, and proposes ways in which legal frameworks can provide positive and constructive vehicles for accountable practice.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Social Work and Social Care
Depositing User: Suzy Braye
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 19:41
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2012 13:04
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/21759
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