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New challenges or different opportunities? Voluntary adoption agencies and the shifting terrain of childcare services

Fink, Janet, de Jong, Anisa and Langan, Mary (2011) New challenges or different opportunities? Voluntary adoption agencies and the shifting terrain of childcare services. Voluntary Sector Review, 2 (2). pp. 177-191. ISSN 2040-8056

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Abstract

This paper examines some of the developments and trends that affected the fluctuating relationship between state and voluntary provision of adoption services in England during New Labour' sterms of office. Using examples drawn from the work of one voluntary adoption agency (VAA), the paper explores the tensions within this relationship and the increase in state regulation of childcare services. It pays particular attention to the impact of equalities legislation on faith-based adoption agencies and to role of the inter-agency fee. The paper concludes by considering recent interventions in this area by the Conservative-led coalition government and their implications for VAAs.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Schools: School of Education and Professional Development
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Depositing User: Elizabeth Boulton
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2015 12:23
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2015 12:23
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/23804

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