‘Snoopers’ are damned if they do and damned if they don’t

It might appear from tabloid coverage that there’s a clear line between “respectable” families and those in which children are abused – and that limited resources should be targeted accordingly – but we know this simply isn’t the case.

Don’t point the finger at social workers if you don’t understand the job

The BBC aimed to uncover “the whole story” about three deaths in Fife, but its documentary neglected to mention what is surely a key context: austerity.

Kids in care deserve our compassion, not suspicion 

It’s not going into care that hinders a child’s life choices – it’s the earlier experiences that necessitate them being removed from home.

Named Person debate highlights widespread ignorance about child protection

Social workers in Scotland mostly engage with families on a voluntary basis … and there are checks and balances to ensure everyone is treated fairly.