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Children, families and social exclusionNew approaches to prevention$
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Kate Morris

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781861349668

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861349668.001.0001

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New understandings for prevention

New understandings for prevention

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(p.110) (p.111) seven New understandings for prevention
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Children, families and social exclusion
Author(s):

Kate Morris

Marian Barnes

Paul Mason

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861349668.003.0007

This chapter looks at different ways of understanding prevention, based on the previous analysis of the National Evaluation of the Children's Fund (NECF) in practice, and relates these to the dynamics of social exclusion. It describes a new categorisation of preventative activity and analyses the underlying assumptions about the relationship between children, families, and the state that are contained within different ways of working. The chapter also discusses the material, cultural, and spatial dimensions of social exclusion, along with access to goods and services, the impact of social exclusion on child health and well being, and self-determination and decision making. The growing emphasis on highly targeted initiatives that has characterised the latter stages of New Labour's child and family policy suggests further implications for the way in which prevention is being conceptualised to address social exclusion.

Keywords:   NECF, prevention, social exclusion, children, families, goods and services, child health, family policy, New Labour

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