Balls wants staff to 'speak up'

March 2009
Community Care;3/12/2009, Issue 1761, p4
The article reports that Children's secretary Ed Balls has urged social workers to "speak up" for their profession, while pledging greater support for staff in the wake of the controversy related to "Baby P" case in Great Britain. He called on social work leaders to contribute a "credible voice" to the current debate on child protection. He rejected allegations that his actions following the case of Baby P had been fuelled by newspaper reports in the "The Sun."


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