Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781847428684 Published April 2011 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $42.95 ISBN: 9781847428677 Published December 2012 For sale in North and South America only

Social Work on Trial

The Colwell Inquiry and the State of Welfare

Ian Butler and Mark Drakeford

Ian Butler and Mark Drakeford

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

248 pages | © 2012
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781847428684 Published April 2011 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $42.95 ISBN: 9781847428677 Published December 2012 For sale in North and South America only
The public inquiry that followed the death of Maria Colwell in 1973 had profound implications for the developing profession and practice of social work in the UK. This book describes the politics, professional concerns, and public interest—both local and national— that surrounded the inquiry and its aftermath, and it shows how the concerns of this landmark child abuse case still have not found a satisfactory resolution today.
Jill Manthorpe, King's College London

“The modern history of social work has been wracked by scandal. This detailed examination of the Maria Colwell case vividly captures the enduring charge-sheet which the profession has struggled to throw off for more than forty years.”

Contents
Sources
Acknowledgements
Preface

1. The second week of January 1973 . . .
2. November and December 1972 . . .
3. The state of social work
4. The public inquiry
5. Social work on trial
6. Afterwards  . . .
7. The trial continues . . .

Afterword
Appendix 1: Maria Colwell—synopsis
Appendix 2: Maria Colwell—a chronology
References
Index
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