Social Work on Trial:The Colwell Inquiry and the State of Welfare


Butler, I. and Drakeford, M., 2011. Social Work on Trial:The Colwell Inquiry and the State of Welfare. Policy Press.

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The public inquiry that followed the death of Maria Colwell had profound implications for the developing profession and practice of social work in the UK. This book describes both the local and national politics, professional concerns and public interest that surrounded the inquiry and its aftermath and shows how the concerns of this landmark child abuse case have still failed to find a satisfactory resolution today. Social work, then and now, remains 'on trial'.


Item Type Book/s
CreatorsButler, I.and Drakeford, M.
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Uncontrolled Keywordschildhood and youth
DepartmentsResearch Centres & Institutes > Institute for Policy Research
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Social & Policy Sciences
Research CentresCentre for Analysis of Social Policy (CASP)
ID Code22021


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