Social Work on Trial
The Colwell Inquiry and the State of Welfare
Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol
“The modern history of social work has been wracked by scandal. This detailed examination of the Maria Colwell case vividly captures the enduring charge-sheet which the profession has struggled to throw off for more than forty years.”
1. The second week of January 1973 . . .
2. November and December 1972 . . .
3. The state of social work
4. The public inquiry
5. Social work on trial
6. Afterwards . . .
7. The trial continues . . .
Appendix 1: Maria Colwell—synopsis
Appendix 2: Maria Colwell—a chronology