Policy and Practice or Structural Inequality? Challenging the popular interpretation of the NAO’s 2019 report on pressures on children’s social care.

Social Work

A common myth that seems to stem from interpretations of the NAO’s analysis of children’s social care is that most differences between local authorities are down to local policy and practice, and that structural disadvantage explains comparatively little. Our research challenges this interpretation.

Calum Webb
2020-04-26