Baby P case fuels social work fears

Phillips, Lucy
December 2008
People Management;12/11/2008, Vol. 14 Issue 25, p9
The article reports on a warning made by British local authorities that difficulties in recruiting social workers are set to worsen. Local authorities attributed the scenario to the reaction to the Baby P case. They highlighted the vilification of social workers following the death of Baby P, a toddler who died of abuse by his mother and her boyfriend went undetected. Caroline Abraham, a director at the Local Government Association, said it was likely that talented people would be put off joining the profession, putting more children at risk.


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