Decision-making Among Childcare Workers

Dr Sally Holland is a former social worker who is now a researcher on childhood and child welfare. Much of social work is informed by case studies involving interviews and paperwork after decisions have been made about what to do about at-risk children. Holland is leading a large international study that will follow the decision-making processes of childcare workers from the moment they decide to investigate whether or not a child might be in danger or where they suspect abuse or neglect. Holland also participated in the BBC’s expert women program, which provides media training and adds researchers to a database so that the media might more readily contact women professionals when they write articles.