Social workers have significant powers, rights and responsibilities in their professional role. The law has a vital role in the regulation of professional practice, and such regulation is important to social workers, as it provides clear boundaries for their practice. Boundaries also provide the public with confidence in the profession. It is important for service users to know that a legal framework exists and that remedies are available when professionals act outside the legal framework. In this course you will learn about definitions of law and where legislation comes from. You will then apply this to social work and consider how social work is regulated across the UK specifically.