Manager, Children and Young People’s Services, Stoke-on-Trent City Council, 2012

“Following the ALS where people had taken both the role of advocate for the baby and the parents, myself, the social worker and my line manager concluded that we had perhaps been getting sucked into ‘groupthink’ and had not been challenging enough to each other about the risks .  As a direct result we changed our Child Protection Plan and arranged additional therapeutic input for parents. However difficult it was to completely change the management of the case I am convinced it was the right thing to do.” Manager, Children and Young People’s Services, Stoke-on-Trent City Council, 2012