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There was a growing assumption in society that child abuse could be prevented by competent professionals. This is apparent in the media attitude: a child’s death was seen more as a failure of the professionals than the fault of the parent who had actually killed the child. Public inquiries like Beckford’s that were critical of professionals got wide coverage while more favourable reports were overlooked. A study of the 45 inquiries conducted between 1973 and 1994, found that 42 per cent were not critical of social workers (and, indeed, many praised the quality of the work) while 25 per cent of reports did not find fault with any the social context 43 professional, concluding that the death was not predictable on the information available (Munro, 1999).

Formal research methods are designed to test them. The power of a particular research design can be defined as the number of rival, plausible explanations that it rules out (Campbell and Stanley, 1966). A single case study is weak because it leaves unanswered questions about the natural history of the problem – what would have happened without professional intervention? A controlled trial is stronger because it directly examines whether the treated group show greater progress than a similar group of people who are untreated.

In the sixteenth century, the age of legal adulthood in England was ten. Girls were often married off by that age, and boys a little later. For most there was no formal education. ‘Life was rude and there was not much to learn’ (Aries, 1962). A new vision of childhood developed among the rich in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries where it was seen as a period of innocence and play, free from the duties of adulthood. Aries suggests one practical reason for delaying adulthood was that armour had become too heavy for a child to wear and the sons of the elite could only be considered adult when they could fight alongside their fathers.

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