The Story of Baby P: Setting the Record Straight

Ray Jones

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.

As well as reviews and coverage on radio, television and the national and professional print press, Professor Jones has given public lectures and book signings in Westminster, Haringey, Bath, Lincoln, and Moscow, with further lectures and presentations scheduled in Islington, Sheffield, Exeter, Truro, Birmingham and Cardiff.

“This book demonstrates the very rare combination of policy, practice and academic experience which Ray Jones brings. It deserves to be read by anyone with an interest in contemporary social welfare and its future.” Mark Drakeford, Minister of Health and Social Services at the Welsh Government and Professor of Social Policy and Applied Social Sciences at Cardiff University