Law and Social Policy in Social Work Practice module (SW21013)

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This module will provide you with an understanding:

  • The legislative context of social work practice
  • Social policy, social change and social justice within social work practice
  • Law and social policy and international comparative welfare regimes

The module will explore the legal and policy context in which professional social work practice is planned and delivered, and the organisational frameworks within which social work operates. It uses a comparative approach to critically explore law and social policy at a Scottish, UK and international level, identifying how political ideology impacts on social policy and social justice. The module also covers policy and legislation within the context of key areas of social work practice.


This module is available on following courses: