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Challenging the Politics of Early InterventionWho's 'saving' Children and Why$
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Val Gillies, Rosalind Edwards, and Nicola Horsley

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781447324096

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447324096.001.0001

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In whose best interests?

In whose best interests?

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(p.65) Four In whose best interests?
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Challenging the Politics of Early Intervention
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Val Gillies

Rosalind Edwards

Nicola Horsley

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447324096.003.0004

This chapter analyses the intricate network of interests and their agendas that characterise social policy provision generally, focusing down on social investment in children's services and the early intervention field. In particular, the chapter looks at three key stakeholder groups with interests in early intervention: business, politicians and professionals, and their interlinked alliances and partnerships. It examines how corporate money, power, and influence have pervaded various children's services, from child protection work to family and early intervention initiatives to education services. This occurs through ‘philanthrocapitalism’ — an amalgam of an economic rationale of early intervention coupled with moral notions of social philanthropy.

Keywords:   social policy, children's services, early intervention, stakeholder groups, corporate money, power, influence, education services, philanthrocapitalism

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