Wednesday, 22 June 2016
Let's hear it for the social workers
Social workers have had a bad press for as long as I can remember. I guess the Daily Mail has not been among their greatest fans, which is why I chose the Mail's report on the tragedy widely reported by the broadcast media yesterday. The police have often been loth to intervene in child abuse cases until a watertight criminal case can be brought. But in this case social workers, the police and the young victim's teachers all did everything that was in their power to protect young Ellie only to be thwarted by an inexplicable legal decision.