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Moving from a compliance to a learning culture in child protection in England

Professor Eileen Munro
Wright Lecture Theatre, Level 4, Medical Building, Cnr Grattan St & Royal Parade, The University of Melbourne, Australia
December 05, 2011
06:00pm - 07:00pm

Len Tierney Lecture by Professor Eileen Munro, Professor of Social Policy, London School of Economics

The ‘Munro Review’ provides a set of the most wide ranging, game–changing recommendations to ever come out of a review of the child protection system in the UK. The implications are relevant not only for the UK, but also in Australia, where all our interventions in protecting children continue to struggle to stem the tide of abuse.

The Munro Review provides a direct counter to a centralized, managerial system focused on targets. Instead, her analysis of complex systems and interventions that make a difference to the lives of vulnerable children raise different directions for practice and policy.

Eileen Munro was a social worker for many years before taking up an academic career. She has studied philosophy, in particular the philosophy of science, and this has fuelled her interest in the reasoning skills needed in social work. Her current research interests include how best to combine intuitive and analytic reasoning in risk assessment and decision making in child protection, and the role of the wider organisational system in promoting or hindering good critical thinking. At the request of the Secretary of State for Education, she undertook a review of child protection in England and published the final report in April 2011.

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