Daniel Pelka

Daniel Pelka serious case review Today the Serious Case Review for Daniel Pelka was released and, as expected, all the questions were directed towards who is to blame for this and whom among the professionals fell down in their duty to protect this boy. I have no...

The age of consent

A significant debate is needed to once and for all tackle the issue of the age of consent throughout Europe (if not wider but perhaps one tangled web at a time). Recent comments by a leading Barrister in the UK, that suggested the age be dropped from 16 to 14, was met...

The Image of Social Work

Media training for social workers Again there’s all sorts of talk of social work in the media and how social workers are represented with one or two of the extreme newspapers enjoying their normal attempts to reinforce stereotypes and the social work community...

Under age Facebook accounts

I’d like to talk again about social media and the responsibilities of the bigger players and their role to protect the vulnerable. Not long ago I¬†was co-host of a conference looking at children in the media and Facebook and Google sent representatives to address...