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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 without physical impairments and that, as a consequence, they ... More
Abortion

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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

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 (...

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 their care placement without the ... More
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 therefore cannot be ...

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 of absence under Section 17 by their ...

abuse

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

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Encompasses a wide range of ill-treatment of children and adults. Instances of abuse that emerge into the public domain receive an enormous amount of media attention and this may lead to ... More
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 as a central issue with regard to the inclusion of ... More
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 parent following separation or divorce was able to see, visit, or stay with the other ... More
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 who has personal information held by a social services authority has a right of access to ... More
accountability

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

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Social workers are usually seen as having several lines of accountability. They are expected to act within the law and may have to account for their actions in court. They are also ... More
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 and vulnerable adults. In the case of ... More
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 occurred. It provides advice and guidance to ...

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 being involved in the action as much as the research. The issue ... More
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 certain points in time, for example, as it did in the late 1980s ... More
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 example in social work ...

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, particularly with ...

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 as gambling, spending, eating, sexual activity) with harmful ... More

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