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September 2011 - BASW Consultation Response to Education Select Committee Inquiry into the Child Protection System in England

Child protection workers whether they are social workers, police officers, health workers or others are often unsung heroes who go about their work quietly and conscientiously making a huge difference to the lives of our most vulnerable children in England. In some cases, their intervention saves lives. The public needs to have a far more balanced picture of the effectiveness of the child protection system and employers, local government, the media and politicians can all play a critical role in making the good work that takes place more prominent and better understood. Professionals charged with protecting children need society‟s backing and those in positions of power and influence to champion their cause.