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Conclusion: rights and responsibilities for child, family and social well-being

Harriet Churchill

in Parental rights and responsibilities

Published by Policy Press

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9781847420916
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302896 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847420916.003.0010
Conclusion: rights and responsibilities for child, family and social well-being

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This concluding chapter aims to provide an overview of policy change under New Labour and critically assess these policy changes in relation to revisions to the roles, rights, and responsibilities of parents and families versus those of the state in respect of child and family well-being. In addition, the chapter reviews the contemporary era and the major revisions in welfare state support for families with children under way following the indecisive 2010 General Election and the forming of a Conservative-Liberal Democrat Coalition government. Since coming to office in May 2010, the new Coalition government has introduced unprecedented public spending cuts and begun a radical programme for welfare state reform.

Keywords: policy change; New Labour; parents; responsibilities; rights; child well-being; family well-being; general election; Conservative-Liberal coalition; welfare state reform

Chapter.  11147 words. 

Subjects: Marriage and the Family

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