Saturday, February 27, 2010

Social workers' practice helps half rate of child abuse deaths‏

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Improved practice by social workers has contributed to a near-halving of the number of child abuse-related deaths in England and Wales since 1974, according to a report from Bournemouth University. The research, due to be published in the British Journal of Social Work later this year found that England and Wales had experienced an overall drop in child killings of 47%, and are now ranked as fourth lowest of comparable nations. They had been rated fourth highest.

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