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Proposals for change in Child Protection

Together with two social workers I have written an article about how the decisionmaking system in social work needs to change. This does not directly refer to the Family Court although if the family court was not as much of a procedural mess then we could not have got the initial decisionmaking system wrong as cases would have bounced at the family court level.

Initially the article was published in the Birmingham post, but has now also appeared in Family Law Week and Community Care Magazine.

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