This will be a key new text for modules on Children and Families on the qualifying Social Work degree, and on PQ courses in this area, and should also be used on Assessment & Intervention modules. It will also have wider appeal across Health and Social Care and on the new EYPS programmes – the market is wide ranging.

Lessons from Inquiries

Lessons from inquiries

Over time, policy and practice have been influenced by landmark cases which are subject to popular debate, public inquiry and professional analysis. Many modern procedures in the UK can trace their origins back to the public inquiries following the death from abuse of children such as Maria Colwell (Field-Fisher, 1974). Other deaths, such as those of Victoria Climbié (Laming, 2003) and Peter Connelly (Laming, 2009), and, in Scotland, of Kennedy McFarlane (Hammond, 2001), have resulted in legislation and in major policy initiatives, as have reports into historic abuse in institutions in Ireland (Ryan, 2009). There have been a number of inquiries where the focus has been neglect and emotional abuse; it is to these that this chapter turns.

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