Duty of Care in the Human Services

Duty of Care in the Human Services

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The human services are established to support the most vulnerable and marginalised people in our society. Yet media and other reports frequently highlight a disturbing picture of industry failures, malpractice and abuse. This book addresses the response of legal and quasi-legal bodies to human service failures. It outlines those areas of law which are most likely to be activated by human service shortcomings, and those aspects of direct human service delivery which are most likely to attract legal attention. Essential reading for those studying or working in human services and social work, this book is designed to alert people to the legal risks arising as a result of inadequate human service delivery.Only part of the human services workforce has formal social work qualifications that render it eligible for membership ... Changes in human service system arrangements and new approaches to service delivery, such as case management andanbsp;...


Title:Duty of Care in the Human Services
Author: Rosemary Kennedy
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2009-10-20
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