Social workers missed “complex dynamics” of domestic abuse in family where mother assaulted baby

Babies and children are more likely to be injured or killed by their mothers than their fathers. “Complex dynamics”, eh? Our thanks to Laura, a social worker and supporter of J4MB, for this. The start of the piece:

Social workers failed to grasp the “complex dynamics” of domestic abuse within a family where the mother subsequently assaulted her baby, causing bleeding on the brain, a serious case review has found.

The investigation by Manchester Safeguarding Partnership concluded that professionals from children’s services and other agencies made persistent assumptions that the father of ‘Child W’ was the only perpetrator of violence within the household, despite evidence to the contrary.

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