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Change and continuity in children's services$
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Roy Parker

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781447322221

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447322221.001.0001

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Child care in the melting pot in the 1980s*

Child care in the melting pot in the 1980s*

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(p.85) Chapter 6 Child care in the melting pot in the 1980s*
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Change and continuity in children's services
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Roy Parker

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447322221.003.0006

This chapter reviews the state of the child care services in the early 1980s. Four major shortcomings at that time are identified. The first was the narrowness of the approach, focussed as it was on a specific group of disadvantaged children and a specific set of services. Yet the needs of these children demanded a broader approach. Paradoxically, the second deficiency was that the services were insufficiently adapted to the very particular needs of the children with whom they engaged. The third weakness lay in an undue reliance on information gathered at a particular time but which was not updated on a regular basis. Finally, it is argued that one other key element was lacking; namely, a clear vision of what should and could be done for these most vulnerable children. The analysis therefore offers a benchmark against which both past performance and developments since 1980 may be assessed. Indeed, readers are invited to do just that.

Keywords:   1980, shortcomings, assessment, benchmark

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