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Protecting our children

It’s the final episode of “Protecting our children” tonight.  This series has provided an insight into the complicated and difficult job of a social worker.

In tonight’s episode:

“Bristol social worker Ben is at pains to point out that social workers rarely barge into a home to seize a child. But such drastic action sometimes has to be taken, as we see tonight in another episode of this powerful series.

A 14-month-old boy is at risk; his mother has moved in with a known sex offender. Ben spends 40 minutes trying to persuade her that her child is in danger, but she won’t listen. He has no option but to walk out with her baby, the woman’s wails ringing in his ears.”

The programme airs at 9pm on BBC2.