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The law and social work in Scotland - Audio

This album tackles the complex relationships social workers experience in the wide spectrum of their work, from those with families affected by social deprivation to those with judges, lawyers and other members of the legal system. The tracks analyse the role of the family in Scottish life in relation to the many voluntary bodies that exist to assist and inform them, and the legal obligations of social workers. Participants from single mothers to solicitors presented their perspectives in a series of frank, informative interviews.This material forms part of The Open University course K207 The law and social work in Scotland.

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Refugees and asylum seekers

Sally Daghlian works for the Scottish Refugee Council, and describes cultural barriers and the services available to those seeking asylum in Scotland.

17mins

12 Jul 2009

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Criminal justice social work

A fascinating look into the criminal justice system and how it intersects with Social Services in Scotland, highlighting the importance of the service user but also the responsibility that comes with this approach.

21mins

12 Jul 2009

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Maintaining standards of care

The Legal Services Care Commission ensures that the quality of care in Scotland is upheld. Annabell Fowles describes the demands of inspecting both the workforce and amenities.

15mins

12 Jul 2009

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The sheriff’s court

Sheriff Frank Crowe discusses his experiences of working in the Scottish legal system, how this differs from its counterpart in England and Wales, and the mutually beneficial partnership with social workers.

15mins

12 Jul 2009

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Long-term caring

Caring for a loved one with challenging medical difficulties can be a difficult task. Isobel Allan has cared for her daughter for 26 years, and discusses her experiences and lifestyle.

17mins

12 Jul 2009

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