Legislation and administration of social services (2020/2021)

Course code
4S02351
Name of lecturer
Sergio Moro
Coordinator
Sergio Moro
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
IUS/10 - ADMINISTRATIVE LAW
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
Sem. 1A, Sem. 1B

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding - Knowledge and understanding of the rules governing social services organizations - Knowledge and understanding of the main legal instruments made available to social workers by their institutions Ability to apply knowledge and understanding - Ability to integrate their professional work with the main aims of their institutions - Ability to make full use of the legal instruments made available by their institutions - Ability to know and respect the limits given by the legal apparatus to their actions - Ability to write a social work report SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES The objective of the course is to provide students with the fundamental concepts necessary in order to identify, understand and critically analyze the various legislation (constitutional law, primary law, regulations) governing social services, and consequently to ascertain the limits imposed by the law on the professional action by social workers. In particular, the course will impart basic legal knowledge regarding the structure and functioning of (public) social services organizations, the tasks and functions of social workers (for example, the preparation of action plans and social reports) as well as the legal instruments available in order to perform those tasks and functions, and the relationship between the social worker and the institution of origin.

Syllabus

I. The sources of social services law.
II. The integrated system of social services intervention under the Constitution and Italian Law no. 328/2000.
III. The (categories of) persons entitled to social assistance.
IV. The extent of the right to social assistance.
V. The public administrations and private bodies providing social-assistance services.
V.1. Institutional structure and organization of the integrated system of social services
VI. The social professions.
VI.1. The social worker.
VI.2. Protection of confidentiality in the social service.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
R. BIN, D. DONATI, G. PITRUZZELLA, LINEAMENTI DI DIRITTO PUBBLICO PER I SERVIZI SOCIALI (Edizione 3) G. Giappichelli editore 2019 9788892129924 Si precisa che il testo: è consigliato agli studenti FREQUENTANTI e NON FREQUENTANTI ammessi a sostenere l’esame ai sensi dell’art. 24, commi 4 e 5 del regolamento didattico del corso di laurea (ad esempio erasmus “in uscita”), è da studiare limitatamente al paragrafo IX del capitolo XIII; non è alternativo, ma è complementare all’altro testo consigliato agli studenti frequentanti.
S. A. FREGO LUPPI - E. CODINI - A. FOSSATI MANUALE DI DIRITTO DEI SERVIZI SOCIALI G. Giappichelli editore 2019 Si precisa che il testo: è consigliato agli studenti FREQUENTANTI, è da studiare limitatamente ai capitoli I – IV – VI della parte prima nonché ai capitoli VI – VIII – IX della parte terza; non è alternativo, ma complementare all’altro testo consigliato agli studenti frequentanti.
SILVIA A. FREGO LUPPI - ENNIO CODINI - ALBERTO FOSSATI MANUALE DI DIRITTO DEI SERVIZI SOCIALI G. GIAPPICHELLI EDITORE 2017

Assessment methods and criteria

The examination will involve an oral discussion aimed at verifying knowledge of the law governing social services and in particular of the tasks and functions of the social worker and the capacity to deploy systematically the knowledge acquired and to analyse legal questions related to social services, including in particular limits on the action of social workers.

ERASMUS students

ERASMUS students are invited to contact the teacher responsible at the start of the course in order to be set a specific topic to be analysed in greater depth in a course essay. That essay will then be the object of an oral discussion in the examinations scheduled within the academic calendar.