"The madness of blaming social workers for all the problems of child protection systems"

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Social workers in the child protection system have often been particular targets for criticism. They are criticized both for acting too promptly to remove children, and alternatively for not removing children quickly enough. This perspective is prevalent in the recent book by Centre for Independent Studies researcher, Jeremy Sammut, which blames social workers for all the ills of child protection systems. Attention is also drawn to similar comments by recently deceased academic John Hirst, and News Limited journalist Angela Shanahan.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Specialist publicationSocial Work Focus
Publication statusPublished - 14 Dec 2016

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