Professor Eileen Munro has received a CBE in the New Year’s honours list for her services to children and families.
Professor Munro, of LSE’s Department of Social Policy, is an internationally-renowned expert in the fields of child protection and social work practice.
In 2010 she was commissioned by the Government to conduct a review of official child protection policy and practice and most of the recommendations in her report, published in July 2011, are now being implemented. The report outlined how an entirely new approach, focusing on the whole system of child protection rather than on its individual components, could help prevent serious injuries and deaths for at risk youngsters.
Professor Munro said: ‘It was unexpected but very flattering to receive this honour. If my work is seen as helping both children and those people who strive to protect them then of course I am pleased to accept the recognition. I would also like to thank all the academic colleagues who have helped me develop my research at LSE.’
Also recognised in the honours list are several LSE alumni. Sir Jeremy Heywood is Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath, Andrew Sentance and Ian Stouzker are made CBEs, while MBEs were awarded to James Bend, Jean Fawcett, Madeleine Starr and Robert Walker. OBEs were awarded to Gideon Ben-Tovim, Stephen Kennett, Amin Mawji, Clive Offord and Raymond Warburton.
4 January 2012