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BBC commissions Films of Record to follow child protection workers

Ten Alps company Films of Record has been commissioned by BBC One to follow child protection workers in the UK for its Panorama strand. The resulting doc, The Child Protectors(w/t), will follow Coventry workers to portray the lives social workers and what they deal with on a day to day basis. This subject is particularly timely after social workers came under fire in the wake of the controversial death of 'Baby Peter,' an abused baby who died after repeatedly being brought to the attention of child services and showing signs of abuse. The program will look at the pressures child protection workers face, including heavy case loads, tough decisions and staff shortages. The doc was commissioned by Sandy Smith for Panorama and will be directed by Emma Loach and executive produced by Roger Graef and Eve Kay for Films of Record.
October 14, 2009

Ten Alps company Films of Record has been commissioned by BBC One to follow child protection workers in the UK for its Panorama strand. The resulting doc, The Child Protectors(w/t), will follow Coventry workers to portray the lives social workers and what they deal with on a day to day basis. This subject is particularly timely after social workers came under fire in the wake of the controversial death of ‘Baby Peter,’ an abused baby who died after repeatedly being brought to the attention of child services and showing signs of abuse. The program will look at the pressures child protection workers face, including heavy case loads, tough decisions and staff shortages. The doc was commissioned by Sandy Smith for Panorama and will be directed by Emma Loach and executive produced by Roger Graef and Eve Kay for Films of Record.

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Andrew Jeffrey joined Realscreen in 2021 as its news editor. Here, he helps to oversee assignment, reporting and editing for Realscreen's daily newsletter. Prior to his work covering documentary and non-fiction film and TV, he worked as a reporter and associate producer for CBC Edmonton, and as a reporter for The Star Calgary, where he covered daily news on beats such as local and provincial politics, health care and harm reduction, sports and education. His work has appeared in other Canadian news outlets such as TVO, the Edmonton Journal and Avenue Magazine.

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