Guardian / Front page - 19 February 2011

Guardian / Front page – 19 February 2011 (Photo credit: *spo0ky*)

Here is the story of a former Director of Social Services who had become a whistleblower, but was gagged to remain silent: Silencing a scandal – the story of Colin Smart – published by The Guardian in April 1998:

“It is debatable,” he wrote, “whether the majority of children now in residential care have been more harmed by the circumstances which brought them into the system, or by their time with social services.”