Dr Rai believes the new series confronts viewers with some of the classic challenges of child protection.
Protecting Our Children follows five lead social workers from Bristol City Council and highlights the life-changing decisions they make on a daily basis for the city’s children
It documents the trials of a social worker’s job and the complex decisions they have to make, focusing on social work’s most critical dilemma; when it is right to remove a child and when it is safe for them to be reunited. Social work involves a careful balancing act and often involves social workers putting themselves in vulnerable positions to risk assess a child’s household.
Protecting Our Children is on BBC Two and the BBC HD Channel on Monday nights at 9.00pm from Monday 30 Janauary.
Find out more:
- OpenLearn: Protecting our children
- BA (Honours) Social Work Studies
- Try a day in the life of a social worker