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Child welfare: Historical dimensions, contemporary debate

Harry Hendrick


Children and child welfare sit at the heart of New Labour's plans for social inclusion — but how does the government view ‘children’ — is it reflecting public opinion, or leading it? How does New Labour perceive ‘child welfare’? What are the motivations behind, and objectives of, current social policy for children? Are the ‘Rights of the Child’ being subsumed under ‘duties and responsibilities’? This revisionist account provides critical answers to these questions within a historical framework and from a child-centred perspective. The book not only offers a provocative account of contemporary ... More

Keywords: child welfare, children, social policy, New Labour, Rights of the Child, social inclusion, government

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9781861344779
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861344779.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Harry Hendrick, author