Journal Article

Including the Socially Excluded: The Impact of Government Policy on Vulnerable Families and Children in Need

Ann Buchanan

in The British Journal of Social Work

Published on behalf of British Association of Social Workers

Volume 37, issue 2, pages 187-207
Published in print February 2007 | ISSN: 0045-3102
Published online March 2005 | e-ISSN: 1468-263X | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcl013
Including the Socially Excluded: The Impact of Government Policy on Vulnerable Families and Children in Need

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This paper is based on a literature review undertaken for the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister in 2004 (Buchanan et al., 2004) on the impact of government policy in England and Wales for children aged from birth to thirteen at high risk of social exclusion as recorded up until May 2004. It describes the concept of ‘social exclusion’; its meaning for children; the aims of government policy; the specific impact of government policy on vulnerable families and children in need (including children needing child protection and all ‘looked after’ children) as defined by the 1989 Children Act. The paper demonstrates that although progress has been made, there are still major areas of concern. The more discursive parts at the end of the paper reflect the views of the author and later thinking, and were not part of the original submission to the Social Exclusion Unit.

Keywords: children in need; vulnerable families; social exclusion; family policy

Journal Article.  8808 words. 

Subjects: Social Work

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