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Social work students at Bradford College were given a unique insight into the career they are pursuing by visiting speaker Sharon Shoesmith. Ms Shoesmith was controversially sacked from her post as director of children’s services at Haringey Council in 2008 following the death of 17-month-old Peter Connelly, known as Baby…
A packed lecture theatre welcomed keynote speaker Dr Ray Jones, Professor of Social Work and author of ‘The story of Baby P, setting the record straight,’ to Southampton Solent’s Itchen Lecture Theatre last Friday. Addressing final year students and professionals already employed in the care sector, Dr Jones delivered a…
The former head of child protection who was sacked following the Baby P scandal has been awarded more than £600,000 following her unfair dismissal claim. Sharon Shoesmith, the former head of Haringey children’s services was sacked from her £133,000-a-year job in the North London borough in December 2008 following a…
Professor of social work, Dr Ray Jones, hopes his new book on the Baby P scandal will expose the destabilising effects the case’s coverage had on child protection in England. Dr Jones, a professor of social work at Kingston University and St George’s, University of London, explores the effects of…
Judges overturn ruling which disallowed an overrun in costs racked up in defamation action