Are we about to enter a new era of public management? There are good reasons to think that this may be the case.
Whoever is in power at Westminster, public services are facing hard times over the next few years.
Recently a baby under the protection of social services was abused and killed. It was not the first and will not be the last, but the fact that “Baby P” was visited 60 times by social workers charged with his protection whilst the abuse was going on has caused a scandal.