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Exploring concepts of child well-being: Implications for children's services

Nick Axford


Policy reforms to children's services in the UK and elsewhere encourage a greater focus on outcomes defined in terms of child well-being. Yet for this to happen, we need not only a better understanding of what child well-being is and how services can improve it, but also the ability to measure child well-being in order to evaluate success. This book investigates the main approaches to conceptualising child well-being, applies them to the child population using household survey and agency audit data, then considers the implications for children's services. The book provides a clear conceptual u ... More

Keywords: child well-being, household surveys, agency audits, need, rights, quality of life, social exclusion, violated rights

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9781847420657
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847420657.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nick Axford, author