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5296 Module Reading List

Social Work Law 2, 2021/22, Semester 2
Gerard McGurn
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue


Key Texts

Brammer, A. 2020. Social Work Law 5th Edition Pearson: Harlow   

Carr, H. and Goosey, D. 2021. Law for Social Workers. 16th Edition Edition, Oxford. Oxford University Press*    

Feldon, P. 2017. The social worker's guide to the Care Act 2014 Critical Publishing: Padstow   

Britten, S. and Whitby, K. 2018. Self-neglect : a practical approach to risks and strengths assessment ISBN: 9781912096862 pbk Critical Publishing Ltd: St Albans

Szmukler, G. 2018. Men in white coats : treatment under coercion ISBN: 9780198801047 (pbk.) : £29.99. Oxford University Press: Oxford   

Tyson, P.J. Davies, S.h. and Torn, A. 2019 Madness: History, Concepts and Controversies Routledge: London   

Wilkins, D. Shemmings, D. and Pascoe, C. 2019 Child Abuse: An Evidence Base for Confident Practice Fifth Edition. London: Open University   

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Department of Health. 2008. Code of Practice Mental Health Act 1983. Available at

Department of Health. 2014. Care and support statutory guidance. Issued under the Care Act 2014. London. Department of Health. Available at

Dickens, J. 2012. Social work, law and ethics. London. Routledge.

HM. Government 2013. Working Together to Safeguard Children. A Guide to Interagency-working to safeguard and promote the Welfare of Children. Available at

Office of the Public Guardian. 2013. Mental Capacity Act Code of Practice. Available at

Seymour c., Seymour R. 2011 Courtroom and report writing skills for social workers. Exeter: Learning Matters

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Adams R, 2008 Social Work and Empowerment (4th edition), Basingstoke: Palgrave

Banks S, 2003 Ethics, Accountability and the Social Profession, Basingstoke: Palgrave

Blackstone.2012. Guide to the Equality Act and good practice.. 2010.. Oxford. Oxford University Press.

Blackstone 2006. Guide to the Human Rights Act 1998. 4th Edition. Oxford. Oxford University Press.

Centre for Policy on Ageing. 2013. The Personalisation Agenda, Direct Payments and Individual Budgets. London. CPA.

Dalrymple, J. & Burke, B.; 2006. Anti-oppressive practice : social care and the law Open University Press Maidenhead.

Drew, S.2000. Children and the Human Rights Act 1998. Save the Children. London. Available online.  

Goldson B, 2002 Vulnerable Inside: Children in Secure and Penal Settings London: The Children’s Society

Kallen E, 2003 Social inequality and social injustice : a human rights perspective, Basingstoke: Palgrave

Laming, H. 2009. The protection of children in England : a progress report. London. HMSO. at

Local Government Association. 2014. Get in on the Act. The Care Act 2014. London. LGA. at

London Adult Safeguarding Board. 2014. Protecting adults at risk: London multi‐agency policy and procedures to safeguard adults from abuse. Social Care Institute for Excellence with the Pan London Adult Safeguarding Editorial Board, at

Ministry of Justice. 2006. Human Rights Act. 1998. Available at London. HMSO

Munro, E. 2005. Systems Approach to Investigating Child Abuse Deaths. British Journal of Social Work.. (2005) 35,531- 546.

Munro, E. 2011. The Munro Review of Child ProtectionLondon. D for E at

Partington, M. 2013. Introduction to The English Legal System. Oxford. Oxford University Press.

Read J. et al 2006 Disabled Children and the Law: Research and Good Practice (2nd Edition) London: Jessica Kingsley Publications

Thompson N, 2007 Power and Empowerment Lyme Regis: Russell House

Thompson N, 2012 Anti-Discriminatory Practice (5th ed) Basingstoke: Palgrave

Walker S, & Beckett C, 2011 Social Work Assessment and Intervention (2nd ed) Lyme Regis: Russell House Publishers

Watson, J and Woolf, M. 2003. Human Rights Act toolkit. London. Legal Action Group

Websites English and Welsh Acts of Parliament. Social Care Institute for Excellence. Excellent website for law and social work. for hCPC Standards of Proficiency for The College of Social Work Professional Capabilities Framework - for an overview and links relevant to the Children and Families Act 2014.


British Journal of Social Work.

Child and adolescent social work journal.

Clinical social work journal.

Journal of social work education [Library holdings begin in 2013]

Journal of social work values and ethics

European journal of social work

International social work.

Journal of Social Work Practice

Social Work and Society

Critical Social Work [Not Held By Library]

Journal Of Child Psychology And Psychiatry And Allied Disciplines.

Journal Of Child Development [Not Held By Library]

Journal Of Social Welfare And Family Law.

The British Journal Of Developmental Psychology.

Modern Law Review.

Family Law.

Child And Family Law Quarterly.

This list was last updated on 11/01/2022