As part of the History & Policy network, this Forum seeks to bring together historians with policy-makers, practitioners and researchers into parenting in order to examine ways in which the history of parenting can influence policies and practice today.
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Latest Entry: Encouraging innovation isn't innovative: Research and looked-after children in the post-war period, May 2017
Proposals to promote innovation, which were included in the Children and Social Work Bill (2017), are part of a post-war tradition of encouraging research-based best practice. Material collected as part of this research can help us to reflect on how to improve services, as well as the chance to review the extent to which political rhetoric is realized in practice. Significantly, these opportunities allow us to encourage innovation in ways that do not depend on suspending current safeguards to protect children’s well-being, a suggestion that was recently debated in Parliament.
The Bill, which was first introduced in the House of Lords in May 2016, aims to improve support for looked-after and previously looked-after children; ...
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