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Law and Social Work

     Social work revolves around working to improve the quality of life and well being of other individuals or groups. Within Canada, this work is governed by the Social Work and Social Service Work Act of 1998. This act outlines the ways in which social workers may interact with their various client groups. Through this act, social workers are given guidance as to how they should operate and what their job is defined to be. The act also serves as a way to control social workers by making them accountable for their actions. Alongside the act we have an equally important body of laws including workplace law, children law, mental health law and youth justice laws. Ghe groups relevant to these laws are the client groups that social workers are, by definition, meant to work with – children, mentally ill, physically disabled, seniors, etc. Social law can also be further divided into social work law and social welfare law, both of which are equally important. 

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War on Unions

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