Whistleblowing in the Social Services: Public Accountability and Professional Practice edited by GeoÂrey Hunt, Arnold, 1998, 265 pp. ISBN 0-340-65245- (Pbk), Â£15.99. It is to be hoped that measures taken since the implementation of the Children Act in 1991 have raised standards of practice and protected vulnerable children, but it is illuminating that the most recently published research indicates that: `Abuse is often accompanied by a regime in which perpetrators control those likely to speak out by threats or encouraging other deviant behaviour which makes them fearful of external scrutiny . . . Repressive regimes make disclosure by victims and innocent bystanders diÂcult: outsiders are often more successful at starting the process that exposes the truth' (Archer et al., 1998, p. 9). Many of us working with abused children and young people have listened to or read accounts of conscientious and caring workers who have found themselves in situations where they have felt that there was no option but to `blow the whistle'. This book pulls together a wide-ranging set of contributions around `catastrophic failures in social services, in which children and vulnerable adults are seriously harmed by some of the very people meant to protect them' (
Child Abuse Review – Wiley
Published: May 1, 1999
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