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Book Launch: In whose interest? The privatisation of child protection and social work.

Time: 5.30pm - 7.00pm
Venue: Lawley Lecture Theatre, Kingston Hill campus, Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 7LB
Price: free
Speaker(s): Dr Ray Jones, Emeritus Professor, Kingston University and St George's, University of London, Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck MP, Shadow Minster for Education, Children and Families

Book Launch: In whose interest? The privatisation of child protection and social work.

As the government continues to open up child protection and social work in England to a commercial market place, what is the social cost of privatising public services? And what effect has the failure of previous privatisations had on their provision?

A new book, by best-selling author and expert social worker Ray Jones, is the first to tell the story of how crucial social work services, including those for families and children, are now being out-sourced to private companies.

Detailing how the failures of previous privatisations have led to the deterioration of services for the public, it shows how this trend threatens the safety and wellbeing of vulnerable children and disabled adults.

Professor Ray Jones will be joined for the launch of his book by Emma Lewell-Buck, MP for South Shields and Shadow Minster for Education, Children and Families.

Booking is essential to attend this event.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Anastasiya Stravolemova
Tel: 0208 725 4735
Email: HSCE-events@sgul.kingston.ac.uk

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