Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Protecting Our Children: Damned If They Do, Damned If They Don't - Social work in the media‏

Dear Colleagues
This BBC documentary series might be of interest to you. It follows Bristol's child protection teams over the course of a year to see frontline work first-hand and explore how the crises of the last decade have had an impact on their ability to safeguard children. Social workers in the UK are reacting to the documentary strongly, and we hope that it will help to dispel some myths about social workers, and portray the complexity of the task. In my view this is one of the more sensitive attempts at portraying social work in television, and as such is welcomed.
British Association of Social Workers (BASW) response to the documentary:
I understand that people outside the UK are not able to view this documentary series on the BBC iPlayer, but you can follow the debate on Community Care website.

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