‘Adults, not the state, are the best form of child protection’

Jennie Bristow explains how child protection legislation is making children less safe.

From the introduction of schemes to vet people who work with children to the increase of state powers to intervene in family life, there has been an explosion in child protection legislation in the UK in recent decades. Are these measures really protecting children from harm? And what impact is the increased role of the state having on parent-child relationships? To find out more, we spoke to Jennie Bristow, a postgraduate researcher at the University of Kent and author of a chapter in a forthcoming book, Parenting Culture Studies. Listen and download below.





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