The BBC’s portrayal of social work was at the centre of a Twitter debate last night, following the latest episode of crime drama Silent Witness.
This week’s two-part story, entitled ‘Protection’, featured three different plot lines heavily focused on child protection and social services.
These elements were linked together by social worker Louise Marsh, who managed the cases of each of the children involved.
The programme sparked a lot of reaction online, with many fans of the show convinced that the social worker was in fact this week’s villain.
It also divided opinion among sector professionals and many criticised the show’s portrayal of social work.
Here’s a collection of views from social workers and others who watched the programme.
Watch last night’s episode and let us know what you think in the comments below