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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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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

access to records

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

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2018

Subject to a small number of exemptions under Part IV of the *Data Protection Act (1998), anyone

accountability

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

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2018

Social workers are usually seen as having several lines of accountability. They are expected to act within the law and

Achieving Best Evidence

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

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2018

The principles, processes, and format to be followed by police officers and social workers conducting investigative interviews with child witnesses

Action on Elder Abuse

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

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2018

An organization that seeks to prevent the abuse of vulnerable older adults and campaigns for effective responses when abuse has

Action on Hearing Loss

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

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2018

A charity (formerly the Royal National Institute for Deaf People) that provides information, advice, and support for people with hearing

action research

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

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2018

Using evidence gained by using research techniques in order to seek to bring about social change, with the researcher often

active citizenship

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

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2018

A version of *citizenship, usually found on the right of the political spectrum, that achieves greater prominence at

activism

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

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2018

Taking collective action in attempting to bring about change as an alternative to seeking change through elected representatives. For an

activities of daily living

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

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2018

An approach that has entered social work via medicine and nursing as a consequence of the development of inter-professional intervention,

addiction

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

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2018

A persistent recurring compulsion to use a substance (such as alcohol, drugs, nicotine) or engage in a specific behaviour (such

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