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Sections of the press are deliberately painting a false picture of social workers

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Reading some of the media coverage of our child protection system, it would be easy to believe social workers enter the profession to cause harm.

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(Graph) Number of times the word ‘scrounger’ has been used in UK newspapers since 1994

The dichotomy between “shirkers” on the one hand and “strivers” on the other is the backdrop against which the coalition is reforming welfare. Building the narrative, however, relies upon a friendly, nay compliant media.

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Opinion divided over government response to Leveson inquiry

Opinion is divided over the government’s official response to the Leveson inquiry, with some calling for tougher legislation and others breathing a sigh of relief.

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