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"Every child matters": The shift to prevention whilst strengthening protection in children's services in England

Parton, Nigel (2006) "Every child matters": The shift to prevention whilst strengthening protection in children's services in England. Children and Youth Services Review, 28 (2). pp. 976-992. ISSN 0190-7409

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Abstract

The publication of the Green Paper ‘Every Child Matters’ and the passage of the Children Act 2004 marks a significant shift in thinking about and organising of children's services in England. While the Government has presented the changes primarily as a response to the Laming Report into the death of Victoria Climbié, they are much more than this. The changes build on many of the ideas and policies the Government had been developing over a number of years, which emphasise the importance of intervening in children's lives at an early stage in order to prevent problems in later life. This paper critically analyses the assumptions which underpin the changes and argues that the relationships between parents, children, professionals and the state are being reconfigured as a result and that the priority given to the accumulation, monitoring and exchange of information takes on an increasing significance

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright © 2005 Elsevier Ltd
Uncontrolled Keywords: Child protection; Information sharing; Risk
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Applied Childhood Studies
School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Research in the Social Sciences
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