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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
Associate Director for System and Impact, Nuffield Family Justice Observatory
Chief Executive, Family Rights Group
Dame Rachel de Souza
Children’s Commissioner for England
Journalist and author of Behind Closed Doors: Why We Break Up Families – and How to Mend Them