Contemporary Child Care Policy and Practice

Barbara Fawcett, Brid Featherstone, Jim Goddard

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This important text will provide a critical analysis of contemporary developments in child care policy under New Labour and the resulting policy and practice implications. The authors will draw on sociological debates, the growing children's rights literature and wider developments within social policy in order to provide a thorough and balanced guide to contemporary developments in this rapidly changing field. Ideologies behind recent initiatives in a wide range of practice areas are explored, and the implementation of key developments are appraised. This will be primary reading for all students specializing in work with children and their families.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBasingstoke
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan Ltd.
Number of pages204
ISBN (Print)9780333973790, 0333973798
Publication statusPublished - 27 May 2004


  • child care policy
  • New Labour
  • social policy


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