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From Policy to Practice: The Implementation and Negotiation of Technologies in Everyday Child Welfare

Peckover, Sue, Hall, Christopher and White, Sue (2009) From Policy to Practice: The Implementation and Negotiation of Technologies in Everyday Child Welfare. Children and Society, 23 (2). pp. 136-148. ISSN 0951-0605

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Abstract

A central element of the Every Child Matters reforms in England are measures which aim at improving information sharing. Amongst these are the children's database and the Common Assessment Framework, both representing technological solutions to long-standing concerns about information sharing in child welfare. This article reports some findings from an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)-funded study which examined their introduction and use in everyday professional practice. Substantial differences in policy implementation, access to and use of the technologies, draw attention to the importance of the localised and situated contexts into which these technologies are being introduced, raising serious questions about their future development as national standard systems.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Applied Childhood Studies
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Depositing User: Graham Stone
Date Deposited: 18 May 2009 11:31
Last Modified: 23 Dec 2010 15:12
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/4370

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