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Social work on trial : the Colwell Inquiry and the state of welfare

Author: Ian Butler; Mark Drakeford
Publisher: Bristol, U.K. ; Portland, OR : Policy Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book describes the local and national politics, professional concerns and public interest that surrounded the inquiry following the death of Maria Colwell in 1973.

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Genre/Form: Case studies
Named Person: Maria Colwell; Maria Colwell
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Butler; Mark Drakeford
ISBN: 9781847428684 1847428681
OCLC Number: 668198399
Description: viii, 240 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The second week of January, 1973; November and December, 1972; The state of social work; The public enquiry; Social work on trial; Afterwards; The trial continues.
Responsibility: Ian Butler and Mark Drakeford.

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"This is an exceptional book. Its skilful blending of contemporaneous reporting, politics and social history, and strong, sustained critique, make it one of the outstanding texts of recent times. Read more...

 
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