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Social work and the law in Scotland

Social work is a dynamic profession that is undergoing a period of significant change in Scotland. Social workers have the power to make assessments and decisions that radically alter people's lives. This free course from the Open University introduces the law as it relates to social work and encourages an understanding of the context of the law in order to make sound decisions.

The course is available online, but is also available to download for your Kindle as well as in PDF format, as a Word document, and many more.

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(Accessed on 21/06/17)
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