In ‘The Story of Baby P: Setting the record straight’, Ray Jones explains how the media distorted the sad saga of the death of 17-month-old Peter Connelly in 2007, following terrible domestic neglect and abuse.
The focus is on the reporting and how The Sun newspaper in particular led a campaign against the social workers involved in the case.
It captures neatly the double bind that pressurises social services even now. They can be attacked for being all too ready to snatch children away from their families. And, as in this instance, remiss in allowing children to stay in the harm's way of their dangerous families.