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Social Work Across the UK: Legal and Policy Differences from a Scottish Perspective

Colin Turbett

This brief guide outlines the principal legislation that affects the statutory delivery of social work services in Scotland, placing it in the context of policy and comparing it with the equivalent other three jurisdictions of the UK: England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Written by Colin Turbett, funded by the Scottish Government and developed and commissioned by SASW, this guide is intended for anyone with an interest in the development of contemporary social work law and practice across the United Kingdom.