Lecture 5 (Powerpoint)

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Lecture 5 Multiple Contexts of Social Work (II)
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Learning outcomes To understand the importance of law as an underpinning factor for social work practice (ie legal context / framework of social work) To explore the organisational context for social work To consider the need for organisations and their social workers to work in partnership with service users and other welfare organisations
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Importance of Understanding the Legal Context (Thompson, 2000/2005; 2008) Law provides the framework from social work practice flows. (ie. Set the parameters or boundaries of what we can and cannot do within a social work context [Thompson and Thompson, 2008: 115]) Social workers (both as the citizen and the practitioner) are expected to adhere legal requirements. Sources: Thompson, N. and Thompson, S. (2008) The Social Work Companion , Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [Chapter 2.5 – Law and policy]
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News Report (I) – The Hong Kong Standard (21/8/2008) Social worker faces jail over child porn haul (by Patsy Moy) A social worker, who is also the father of two teenagers, faces up to five years in jail for possessing child pornography downloaded from the internet. Fok Shung-
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