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able-bodiedism

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A Dictionary of Social Work and Social Care (2 ed.)

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2018

*Prejudice and/or *discrimination towards disabled people on the basis that their bodies are inferior to those of people

abortion

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A Dictionary of Social Work and Social Care (2 ed.)

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2018

Planned termination of a foetus. A private member’s bill led to the legalization of abortion through the Abortion Act (

Abortion

Abortion   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Social Work (20 ed.)

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2008

Until the 19th century, abortion law was nonexistent and abortion was not seen as a moral issue. However, by the

absent without consent

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A Dictionary of Social Work and Social Care (2 ed.)

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2018

Previously called absent without authority or unauthorized absence. *Looked-after children are absent without consent when they absent themselves from

absent without explanation

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A Dictionary of Social Work and Social Care (2 ed.)

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2018

People who are informally admitted to psychiatric units are not detained under the Mental Health Act (1983) and

absent without leave

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A Dictionary of Social Work and Social Care (2 ed.)

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2018

People who are detained in a psychiatric unit under the Mental Health Act (1983) can be granted leave

abuse

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A Dictionary of Social Work and Social Care (2 ed.)

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2018

Encompasses a wide range of ill-treatment of children and adults. Instances of abuse that emerge into the public domain receive

acceptable behaviour contract

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A Dictionary of Social Work and Social Care (2 ed.)

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2018

An acceptable behaviour contract or agreement is a written agreement aimed at engaging someone in acknowledging her/his *anti-social behaviour

access

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A Dictionary of Social Work and Social Care (2 ed.)

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2018

Ensuring that disabled people can gain entry to buildings and use transport, services, leisure, and other facilities. This is seen

access

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A Dictionary of Social Work and Social Care (2 ed.)

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2018

Prior to the Children Act (1989) the legal term for the arrangements whereby a child living with one

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