Social Work on Trial: The Colwell Inquiry and the State of Welfare

Ian Butler, Mark Drakeford

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Abstract

The public inquiry that followed the death of Maria Colwell had profound implications for the developing profession and practice of social work in the UK. This book describes both the local and national politics, professional concerns and public interest that surrounded the inquiry and its aftermath and shows how the concerns of this landmark child abuse case have still failed to find a satisfactory resolution today. Social work, then and now, remains 'on trial'.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBristol, U. K.
PublisherPolicy Press
Number of pages240
ISBN (Print)9781847428684, 9781847428677
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • Childhood and youth

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