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Parenting programmes in England: policy development and implementation issues, 2005–2010

Lewis, Jane (2011) Parenting programmes in England: policy development and implementation issues, 2005–2010. Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, 33 (2). pp. 107-121. ISSN 0964-9069

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Identification Number: 10.1080/09649069.2011.617068


Evidence-based parenting programmes have been made increasingly available at the local level during the 2000s. This paper explores the development of policy, particularly in relation to the extension of the reach of parenting programmes, and examines their implementation. The most popular programmes were developed in the US and Australia, and are expensive for local authorities to offer. The last Labour government hoped that choice of evidence-based programmes would ensure value for money. However, this study of implementation in five local authorities raises questions regarding problems of implementation in a very different service context: of parent 'selection' in what has become a universal service, and of the selection, training, supervision and quality of staff.

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Additional Information: © 2011 Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.
Divisions: Social Policy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2012 10:44
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2024 02:15

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