On Friday, BBC soap EastEnders portrayed a social worker visiting Stacey Fowler’s home following concerns about bruises on her son’s arm.
As a result of the concerns, two children were removed from her care and placed into the care of one of their grandparents, who made the anonymous call to social services.
Following the episode, the British Association of Social Workers said concerns had been raised with it.
On the Community Care Facebook page, one viewer said the portrayal was “cringe worthy” as the son’s arm wasn’t checked for bruises. Another commented: “Anyone else up for contacting BBC Points of View after that ridiculously appalling display of the ‘Social Work Profession’?”
On Twitter, social workers and general viewers complained about the portrayal. Read some of the responses and join in the debate below.