Two children died recently. There is no escaping the conclusion that they were failed by the system. Yet we’ve been told our system has not failed.

The discussion around these tragedies has focused on blame. Blaming the social workers that may have been the last responsible adults to see the children. I can relate to the need to find blame in the aftermath of what will be a piercingly vivid moment in collective memory.

I’ve walked more than a mile in their shoes. For several years I was a child protection social worker…

Read the full opinion editorial at VTDigger. Also published in various print outlets.

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