BBC: Social work – Protecting our Children #2

Expecting Trouble – Episode 2 of 3.  Monday 6th February. 9:00 pm

“Follows Bristol’s child protection teams over the course of a year to see frontline work first-hand and explore how the crises of the last decade have had an impact on their ability to safeguard children.

Social worker Annie must ensure the protection of the unborn child of Shaun and Marva, a couple who live far beyond the realms of normal society. However she can only see them with two security guards in support.

A heart-rending story that goes to the core of the issues facing a modern welfare system.”

Comments welcome on this programme or the series.

2 Responses to “BBC: Social work – Protecting our Children #2”

  1. 1 Brian McClory February 7, 2012 at 00:21

    Powerful real life drama – would be easier to take if it was actors


  2. 2 ciarawebbonweb February 15, 2012 at 16:37

    This episode broke my heart. I think it was because we had that sense of hope – this COULD work out for the mum, it COULD work out for the child – the difference in mum’s appearance alone after leaving her partner was shocking enough to make you think things could change…it was so sad that it didn’t work out and I don’t for one minute envy the social worker having to make that decision. However when considering that the needs of the child are paramount it was absolutely the right decision to make.


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