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Exploring concepts of child well-being : implications for children's services

By: Axford, Nick (Dartington Social Research Unit)

Part of the Studies in Poverty, Inequality and Social Exclusion Series series
144730585X / 9781447305859
Paperback
362.7
26/06/2012
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England
24 cm xiv, 264 p. : 1 ill.
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Reprint. Originally published: 2008.

Policy reforms to children's services in the UK and elsewhere encourage a greater focus on outcomes defined in terms of child well-being.

Yet for this to happen, we need not only a better understanding of what child well-being is and how services can improve it, but also the ability to measure child well-being in order to evaluate success. This book investigates the main approaches to conceptualising child well-being, applies them to the child population using household survey and agency audit data, then considers the implications for children's services.

The author: provides a clear conceptual understanding of five perspectives on well-being: need, rights, poverty, quality of life and social exclusiondemonstrates the value of each perspectivecharts levels of child well-being in an inner-London community, including violated rights and social exclusionsets out the features that children's services must have if they are to improve child well-being defined in these termsThis book should be read by everyone involved in developing, implementing and evaluating children's services, including researchers, policy makers and practitioners.

BIC:

JFF Social issues & processes, JKSB1 Child welfare

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