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Archive for the ‘Research – children and families’ Category

Ray Jones

Accountability and blame in social work – The Story of Baby P

Author Dr Ray Jones spent years researching the case for his book, ‘The Story of Baby P; Setting the Record Straight’, examining the way the case was told to the public and how the media became focused on the social workers; its threatening consequences for those who work to protect children; and its considerable impact on the child protection system in England.

Ray Jones

The Story of Baby P: Setting the Record Straight

This new book, by Professor Ray Jones in the School of Social Work and Social Care, was published by Policy Press in July and is already having its second print run. The books tells how the ‘Baby P story’ was shaped by the press and politicians and targeted at social workers and their managers, and reflects on the impact for those who became the centre of media vilification and on the child protection system across England.