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The aim of this course is to support social worker practitioners in gaining knowledge of the Human Rights Act 1998 and understanding the importance of embedding human rights in their practice

Who is Embedding Human Rights in Practice aimed at?

Social workers and social care staff

Course Length

1 day

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course, participants will:

  • Have gained knowledge of the Human Rights Act 1998 & understand its importance
  • Have developed awareness of the difference between absolute and contingent rights and on what basis some human rights may be restricted
  • An understanding of how human rights relate to the legal frameworks which underpin social work/social care in their practice
  • Be able to identify human rights issues raised by a range of practice situations
  • Have developed skills in applying rights-based thinking to analysis and decision making in practice
  • Understand the concepts of necessity and proportionality and how to apply these in practice
  • Understand best practice in recording decision making, making rights-based analysis explicit
  • Be able to relate knowledge of the law to best practice
  • Be aware of practice issues and likely future developments in Human Rights
  • Know what other materials can be accessed and where, to find out more information for own professional development

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