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Tagged In:  CPD, Social Work Education
Introducing the concept of emotional politics, ‘The emotional politics of social work and child protection’ is about how, as a society, our emotions are shaped or reflected by the media and political leaders. This is applied to the reaction to child deaths as a result of child abuse, which leads to national anger and blame towards social work. 

Author Dr Joanne Warner, social worker and senior lecturer, addresses the pertinent questions: ‘How did this happen?’, ‘Why is such hostility directed at social work?’ and ‘Why do we lurch from crisis to reform in the way we do?’

Using a range of cases from the UK as well as those from the Netherlands, the US and New Zealand, Dr Warner presents a powerful case to challenge the current emotional politics of child protection for positive change for social workers and those they protect. 

Published on 12 January 2014, ‘The Emotional Politics of Social Work and Child Protection’, is available with a discounted price of £17.59 from

Read our exclusive interview with Dr Joanne Warner on her new book in Sanctuary Social Work News magazine. 

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