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Safe and Sound

Reflections on the ambiguities of safeguarding

Modern social work aims to keep people safe. But in practice much of what we do in the name of safety seems to increase risk. How do we really keep people safe and what is the role of social work?


The publisher is the Centre for Welfare Reform.

Slides on Safe and Sound © Simon Duffy 2014.

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