Peter joined the School of Social Work in 2008. Previously he worked as a social worker in Norfolk with children and families. He completed an MA in International Child welfare at UEA in 2005, and has taught at Norwich City College and with the Open University.

All Publications

Hammond, S. P., Cooper, N., Jordan, P.


Social media, social capital and adolescents living in state care: A multi-perspective and multimethod qualitative study,

in British Journal of Social Work

Full Text UEA Repository


(E-pub ahead of print)

Beckett, C., Maynard, A., Jordan, P.


Values and Ethics in Social Work,

Sage Publications

ISBN 9781473974814, 9781473974807

Full Text UEA Repository



Cossar, J., Brandon, M., Jordan, P.


‘You've got to trust her and she's got to trust you’: children's views on participation in the child protection system: Children's views on participation,

in Child and Family Social Work



pp. 103–112

Full Text UEA Repository



Gill, M., Jordan, P.


UK Conference Report: Confidentiality and Collaboration-The Ethics of Information Sharing in Health and Social Care,

in Ethics and Social Welfare



pp. 74-78

Full Text UEA Repository



Cossar, J., Brandon, M., Jordan, P.


'Don't make assumptions': Children's and young people's views of the child protection system and messages for change,

Office of the Children's Commissioner

Full Text

(Commissioned report)


Key Research Interests

Peter's research focuses on the relationships between key professional engaged in child protection work, with a particular emphasis on the ethical stances taken by workers from different agencies. He is particularly interested in the way that professionals understand each other’s perspectives, and the way that ethical positions are created or understood through talk.

He is also interested in child welfare interventions in schools, child welfare in the early years and ethics in professional life

Teaching Interests

BA 1 Ethics and Values

BA 1 Child Development and Child Observation

MA 2 Child Observation

Assessed and Supported Year in Employment

AMHP Ethics