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The interpretation of human rights in English social work: An exploration in the context of services for children and for parents with learning difficulties

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The interpretation of human rights in English social work: An exploration in the context of services for children and for parents with learning difficulties. / Buchanan, I.

In: Ethics and Social Welfare, Vol. 1, No. 2, 07.2007, p. 147-162.

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Buchanan, I 2007, 'The interpretation of human rights in English social work: An exploration in the context of services for children and for parents with learning difficulties', Ethics and Social Welfare, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 147-162. https://doi.org/10.1080/17496530701450349

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Buchanan, I. (2007). The interpretation of human rights in English social work: An exploration in the context of services for children and for parents with learning difficulties. Ethics and Social Welfare, 1(2), 147-162. https://doi.org/10.1080/17496530701450349

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Buchanan I. The interpretation of human rights in English social work: An exploration in the context of services for children and for parents with learning difficulties. Ethics and Social Welfare. 2007 Jul;1(2):147-162. https://doi.org/10.1080/17496530701450349

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Buchanan, I. / The interpretation of human rights in English social work: An exploration in the context of services for children and for parents with learning difficulties. In: Ethics and Social Welfare. 2007 ; Vol. 1, No. 2. pp. 147-162.

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