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Social work seminar: Punishing social workers for failing to prevent child deaths in Germany and England

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Time: 5.30pm - 7.00pm
Venue: Room 6139, Level 1, Sir Frank Lampl building, Kingston Hill campus, Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 7LB
Price: free
Speaker(s): Linn Doring

Social work seminar: Punishing social workers for failing to prevent child deaths in Germany and England

The development of increasingly blaming, holding accountable or even criminally liable professionals for their allegedly wrong risk assessments is not only a national issue, but can be examined from a comparative point of view, which takes into account the legal system as well as the socio-cultural shift of child protection policy in Germany and the United Kingdom.

This is especially topical at this time as in February 2015, the British Prime Minister announced that legislation would be introduced to allow social workers and other public sector workers, if found negligent, to be imprisoned following a child's abuse.

Linn Katharina Döring is a Junior Academic Visitor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Oxford. In this seminar she will report on her PhD research into the international experience of punitive and penal responses to child protection professionals following child abuse or neglect.

Booking is essential to attend this event.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Jess Simons
Email: j.simons@sgul.kingston.ac.uk

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