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Protecting and Promoting Client Rights

  • ID: 5130647
  • Book
  • November 2020
  • 150 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Protecting and Promoting Client Rightswill examines the inherent tensions within the family assessor role, in the absence of social work having an overarching compulsory regulatory body; highlighting why it is necessary to understand how social workers adhere to social work standards of practice within a family assessor role (AASW, 2018). It will explore how, while undertaking the role of forensic family assessors, social workers can meet the AASW Standards of Practice expected of social workers as well as protecting and promoting the rights of the family court clients they are working with.

  • Presents the qualifications, training, tools, and processes used by family assessors
  • Examines challenges social workers encounter when applying the standards for practice, including application of knowledge to practice; values and ethics; as well as professionalism
  • Focuses on the roles of social work professionals within a forensic family law context
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1. Introduction 2. Distinguishing Tensions in Forensic Social Work Practice 3. Examining Cross National Similarities and Variation in Family Report Writing 4. An Exploration of Research Methodologies 5. Data Collection: A Systematic Review of Global Practices of Family Assessors 6. Data Synthesis: Emerging Themes 7. Results 8. Discussion: An Examination of the Worldwide Practices of Family Assessors and the Relationship to Global Social Work Ethical Principles 9. Proposal for Additional Research 10. Limitations and Conclusions 11. List of tables 12. List of figures
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Schaffer, Krystal
Krystal Schaffer is a Lecturer - Human Services in the School of Health and Wellbeing, Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences at University of Southern Queensland.
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