Social Work on Trial
The Colwell Inquiry and the State of Welfare
Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol
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 . . .
Appendix 1: Maria Colwell—synopsis
Appendix 2: Maria Colwell—a chronology
“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.”