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The 'Care' of Children in Need in Contemporary Scotland The Role of Positivism and Performance Indicators in Official Imaginings of Childhood and Wellbeing

Holligan, Chris, Hanson, Lucy, Henderson, Gillian and Adams, Maria (2014) The 'Care' of Children in Need in Contemporary Scotland The Role of Positivism and Performance Indicators in Official Imaginings of Childhood and Wellbeing Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care, 13 (1).

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Abstract

Improving the wellbeing of children is an ambition of governments worldwide. This has led to increased activity to measure the implementation of policies intended to achieve this. In this paper, we argue that this is currently limited through the reliance on statistically-driven methods and that there needs to be a fundamental change in how policies are assessed. We examine this within the current policy context for vulnerable children in Scotland.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Holligan, Chris
Hanson, Lucy
Henderson, Gillian
Adams, Mariam.n.adams@surrey.ac.uk
Date : April 2014
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright 2014 The Authors. The Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care by CELCIS is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Uncontrolled Keywords : Children’s wellbeing; Indicators; Governance; Vulnerable children
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Depositing User : Diane Maxfield
Date Deposited : 07 Nov 2019 11:52
Last Modified : 15 Nov 2019 14:53
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/853069

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