Memento mori: Discursive enactment of field-level institutional repair work through the legitimation of child safeguarding practices in serious case reviews

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This paper centres on the discursive strategies of legitimation used to achieve field-level institutional repair in Serious Case Review (SCR) reports of fatal child maltreatment in the United Kingdom (UK). It presents a comparative case study of SCR reports published from 2013–2018 in the UK. Given their focus on fatal child maltreatment each SCR represents an extreme case.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jul 2019
Event35th EGOS Colloquium: Enlightening the Future: The Challenge for Organizations - University of Edinburgh Business School, Edinburgh, UK United Kingdom
Duration: 4 Jul 20196 Jul 2019


Conference35th EGOS Colloquium
Abbreviated titleEGOS
CountryUK United Kingdom
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