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2018 NQLD - Legal Education Seminar for Social Workers - Slater and Gordon Lawyers

Event Details
Date: 23 November 2018
Time: 10.00 am - 12.30 pm
Venue: Townsville
State: North Queensland
CPD hrs: 2.5

Members $10.00 Incl GST

Non Members $20.00 Incl GST

Organiser: AASW NQLD
Nicola Towler
AASW NQld Branch Manager
Ph: 07 4420 3900
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Legal Education Seminar for Social Workers hosted by the AASW NQLD Branch in conjunction with Slater and Gordon Lawyers

Please join us for a legal information seminar hosted by the North Qld branch of the Australian Assocaition of Social workers (AASW) in conjunction with Slater and Gordon Lawyers.

The Qld Mental Health Act 2016

This topic provides an overview of this legislation in Queensland and includes: the main objectives and principles of this Act; details in relation to orders under the Act; how this Act is comparable to the previous QLD Mental Health Act (2000) and where there are differences; an explanation of the Courts and the Mental Health Review Tribunal; the role of Advanced Health Care Directives and how these can be used in advocacy; and a focus on client rights and the role that social workers can play as advocates.

Social Work and the Law

This session focusses on the work of the Slater and Gordon Social Work Service to our clients. The service was established in May 2009. Referral data is presented and there is a focus on referral issues and interventions. Recurring referral themes are identified and are discussed.

Privacy and Confidentiality

This session defines Privacy vs Confidentiality. It explains patients' rights and your obligations; the duty of confidentiality; exceptions to this duty; and, when it is your duty to breach confidentiality. Addressing conflicts in confidentiality is also explored.

Meet the Presenters

Sarah Singh - Associate, Slater and Gordon Lawyers

Maggie Poole - Qld Manager of Social Work Services, Slater and Gordon Lawyers


AASW North Queensland Branch Office: 1/19 Tavern Street, Kirwan, 4817

Friday 23 November 2018 10.00am-12.30pm

CPD: 2.5 hours

There are limited spaces and always fill FAST… Don’t miss out, register now!

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AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers