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After Arthur Labinjo-Hughes, Peter Connelly and Victoria Climbié: what should social workers do?

After Arthur Labinjo-Hughes, Peter Connelly and Victoria Climbié: what should social workers do?

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Every time we learn of the horrendous abuse of a child a spotlight is shone on the child protection system. Reviews are launched and the same lessons learned – but it keeps on happening. At the same time, the care system is struggling with more children than have been removed from their families since records began in the early 1990s. It falls on social workers to support families, identify abuse, and marshall the care system. It’s one of the hardest jobs in the world. Is there a different way social workers could do it?

editor and invited experts

Liz Moseley
Editor

Beverley-Barnett Jones
Associate Director for System and Impact, Nuffield Family Justice Observatory

Cathy Ashley
Chief Executive, Family Rights Group

Dame Rachel de Souza
Children’s Commissioner for England

Polly Curtis
Journalist and author of Behind Closed Doors: Why We Break Up Families – and How to Mend Them