Moral panic and claims making:
In conversation with Gary Clapton
[Transcript of this podcast is found in the tab below]
What is moral panic and claims making? Gary Clapton fills us in and fixes a sceptical eye on how it plays out in child protection.
Gary Clapton is a senior lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. He qualified as social worker in 1977 and has worked as a practitioner in London and Edinburgh in the statutory and voluntary sector. Gary gained his doctorate in 2000. Three years later he took up a post as lecturer in Social Work at the University of Edinburgh.
Gary specialises in adoption and fostering and developing good practice with fathers. He is interested in all things quizzical and recently has joined with other academics in taking a sceptical view of the panics and alarms that beset social work. A number of publications have been produced in the process, the principal ones look at Child Protection, The question of Historic Abuse and Child Trafficking. The most recent paper explores the role of children’s charities in the creation and fuelling of alarms.
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Fronek, P. (Host). (2013, July 12). Moral panic and claims making: In conversation with Gary Clapton [Episode 54]. Podsocs. Podcast retrieved Month Day, Year, from http://www.podsocs.com/podcast/moral-panic-and-claims-making/.