'Institutionalised' lack of trust emerges in family justice review

October 2010
Community Care;10/7/2010, Issue 1838, p7
The article discusses the strained relationships between family courts and social workers, as highlighted by the family justice review in England. According to family justice review's chairperson, David Norgrove, there is a lack of trust in local authority social work as courts do not always trust assessments by social workers and order more assessments. Norgrove also stated that there is a tendency in the family courts for social workers to blame each other for the problems within the system.


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