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Parental rights and responsibilities: Analysing social policy and lived experiences

Harriet Churchill


This book examines parental rights to ‘welfare state support’ and parental responsibilities for child welfare in relation to recent social policy agendas pursued by the Labour government in the UK in the context of child well-being research, state welfare analysis, and sociological research about parental perspectives and the multiple contexts of parenting and childhood. It calls for notions of parental rights and responsibilities that are more responsive to the diversity of parental perspectives and parenting contexts.

Keywords: parental rights, childhood, parenting, welfare state support, parental responsibilities, child welfare, social policy, Labour government, UK

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9781847420916
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847420916.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Harriet Churchill, author