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Introduction to Law for Social Work IIB - SCW2602

Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Purpose: This module is aimed at students studying towards a social work degree.The purpose of this module is to expose social work students to laws that govern rights and obligations in the following areas of law: law of persons; law of marriage and civil unions; and child law. In this module students will be given guidance on how to apply the selected areas of law in their field of work. Students who successfully complete this module will have a clear understanding of the laws that apply in areas stated above and their relevance in the field of social work. In addition, upon completion of this module social work students will have the ability to skilfully interact with stakeholders within the legal field, e.g. family advocates; give advice to clients, for example on matters relating to children in need of care and protection; and compile reports as required by the law e.g. social worker's report to the children's court.