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Concern about disproportionate and authoritarian social work practice

In the book Fine Judgments, I described the dynamic that can occur when ‘reasonable’ parents encounter ‘unreasonable’ child protection workers. Here is a judgement from 2008 in New South Wales, Australia that is a compelling example of this cuture:

Re George and Luke (No2)[2008] NSWSC 1387 Docs Abuse of Power