Social workers cannot - quite rightly - answer accusations from the media on particular cases, and this makes them easy targets. Lynn Barber should have used her critical faculties before jumping on the bandwagon to attack social workers. For all she knows, the bearded and sandal- wearing man she criticises might have recommended the Lawrences as suitable potential adoptive parents only to be overruled by a council committee rejecting his findings.
After all, Tory-voting Norfolk is hardly likely to be dominated by a trendy lefty ethos.
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