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Children's charities in crisis : early intervention and the state

Author: Alison Body
Publisher: Bristol ; Chicago, IL : Policy Press, 2020.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A decade of sustained change in policy and funding has altered the landscape of children's early intervention services and changed the role of charities in it. This study reviews the new interplay between public and third sector providers, considering future roles, opportunities and challenges for practitioners, policy makers and volunteers alike.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Body, Alison.
Children's Charities in Crisis : Early Intervention and the State.
Bristol : Policy Press, ©2020
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alison Body
ISBN: 9781447346449 1447346440 9781447346456 1447346459
OCLC Number: 1151185488
Notes: 6 The changing role of children's charities delivering early intervention services
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Front Cover --
Children's Charities in Crisis: Early Intervention and the State --
Copyright Information --
Epigraph --
Dedication --
Table of contents --
List of figures and tables --
About the author --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
Why this book, and why now? --
Defining the scope of the book --
Why is this book significant? --
Structure of this book --
A note about language and definition --
Part I Preventative services and children's charities: policy and paradigm shifts --
1 New Labour, children's services and the third sector --
Every Child Matters Labour and tackling social exclusion of children --
Central pillars of the New Labour approach --
The third sector --
Conclusion --
2 Contemporary preventative services, coalitions and the Conservatives --
The Big Society to civil society --
Conservatives, children and early intervention --
The evolving discourse of prevention --
The voluntary sector's role in preventative services for children and families --
Conclusion --
Part II On the frontline of early intervention --
3 The policy and service delivery field of early intervention services --
Introduction --
The shifting paradigm of prevention Statutory guidance --
Working together to safeguard children: early help --
Working together in practice --
The role of the voluntary sector? --
On the frontline --
Conclusion --
4 State education: the relationships between schools and charity? --
Introduction --
Policy context --
A brief background to education policy in England --
Current education policy --
Challenges facing education --
Funding woes --
Recruitment and retention struggles --
Achievement and attainment gaps --
Schools and charities working in partnership for public good --
Shaping education Children's charities supporting education --
Working Together policy in schools --
Working Together in practice in schools --
Bolstering budgets: voluntary action in primary schools1 --
Schools behaving like charities --
It's about survival, and that's problematic --
How do schools fundraise? --
Schools' success in engaging voluntary action --
Is this success evenly distributed? --
Volunteer skills? --
The breakaway schools --
A marketised education system --
Conclusion --
Note --
Part III The lived realities of commissioning children's early intervention services 5 Commissioning children's services: challenges, contestation and crisis --
Introduction --
Policy context: competitive commissioning, a better approach to service delivery? --
The rise of commissioning of children's services --
2008 onwards --
The challenges of commissioning --
The lived realities of commissioning --
Definition issues --
Dominance of process-driven commissioning approaches --
Over-formalisation of relationships --
Size matters --
Bureaucratic procurement processes --
Challenges in working together --
Competition --
Predatory behaviours --
Conclusion
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