In the first of three documentaries about social workers Jenny Cuffe reports from the LONDON borough of Haringey on the struggle to prevent a repeat of the murder of Victoria Climbie. How thankless is the task of keeping children safe?
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Should David, who is psychotic with a history of violence, be let out of hospital? Are Paul's housing problems the result of drug abuse or mental illness? And what really happened to Dean's cat - did it fall or was it pushed? Jenny Cuffe follows Mark Drummond, a social worker with SHEFFIELD Care Trust, as he makes judgements likes these on a daily basis.
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A look at Hertfordshire's Children, Schools and Families (CSF) workers - a new breed in a county which has done away with social services.
Jenny Cuffe follows Chris Hall, a CSF worker, as she helps vulnerable pupils in a large comprehensive school.
Is this to be the blue print for the future?