Social work 'failures' crowd out positive news

May 2009
Community Care;5/14/2009, Issue 1770, p4
The article reports on a study of national press coverage of social work in Great Britain. The research shows that despite the critical tone of many reports, almost four in 10 failed to give a right of reply to all parties, breaching editorial guidelines. The most commonly used description of social work was failed or failure. Experts responded by warning of the impact on morale and recruitment, particularly in children's services.


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