Media Coverage of Child Deaths in the UK: The Impact of Baby P: A Case for Influence?

Date: 8th June 2010
Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Family Environment and Alternative Care
Author: Susan Elsley

This briefing paper explores the extent to which recent UK media coverage has influenced policy on child death cases due to abuse and neglect, focusing on traditional print news coverage of the death of Peter Connelly, known as Baby P. It is informed by an exploration of newspaper reporting on the Baby P. Case.