Thursday 12 February 2009

Community Care petition urges PM to tell Sun: 'Stop attacking social workers'

Community Care has started an e-petition on the Downing Street website calling on the Prime Minister to urge the Sun newspaper to back the social work profession.
The weekly magazine for social workers accuses the Sun of "undermining" the profession with its coverage of the Baby 'P' case.
The petition follows a letter sent by Community Care to Sun editor Rebekah Wade calling on her to rethink the newspaper's "negative attitude" to social workers.
The petition begins: "We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to call on The Sun newspaper to back the social work profession."
It claims the Sun decided to place all blame in relation to the Baby P case on the heads of social workers and calls on the paper to highlight the positive work social workers do.
Community Care urges social workers to: "Show the government and The Sun how strongly you feel about this issue by signing the petition now and getting your friends and colleagues to sign it."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Jon
Cheers for the mention! Petition going well and we've now had (brief) reply from The Sun.