By Catherine A. Simon
'Every baby issues' represents the main radical swap to schooling and welfare provision in nearly 20 years. The ebook strikes past a descriptive 'how to' framework to ascertain the underlying political and social goals of this coverage time table. @contents: 1. The Political Origins of each baby issues 2. Modernizing the Welfare nation: New Public administration three. overseas Comparisons: No baby Left in the back of and Excellence for All american citizens four. yes commence: fighting city drawback five. The 5 results of each baby issues 6. Poverty and financial health 7. baby Welfare and Looked-after teenagers: From security to Prevention eight. Citizenship and a brand new Social Order nine. tough mom and dad: govt in loco parentis 10. Multi-agency operating: Plowden Revisited eleven. Redefining the schooling area: The problem for faculties 12. end: Does each baby nonetheless subject?
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Does Every Child Matter?: Understanding New Labour's Social Reforms by Catherine A. Simon