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Support services for vulnerable families with young children

Armstrong, Clare and Hill, Malcolm (2001) Support services for vulnerable families with young children. Child and Family Social Work, 6 (4). pp. 351-358. ISSN 1356-7500

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Abstract

Preventive services for young children and their families have a long tradition at the interface of health, education and social work (Tizard et al. 1976; Holman 1988; Smith 1999). In the last 10 years those linked to social work services have largely been re-conceptualized in the UK as ‘family support’, though the precise meaning of that term remains somewhat elusive (Canavan et al. 2000; Higgins 2000). Services targeted on families with very young children are of particular interest, since the idea of ‘early intervention’ offers the prospect of helping vulnerable families before difficulties become too severe or entrenched. This principle underpins the British government's Sure Start programmes (Glass 1999).

Item type: Article
ID code: 37350
Keywords: family centres, vulnerable families, support services, child support, young children, Social pathology. Social and public welfare, Health(social science), Sociology and Political Science
Subjects: Social Sciences > Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Social Work and Social Policy > Social Work
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    Depositing user: Pure Administrator
    Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2012 15:04
    Last modified: 04 Sep 2014 18:51
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/37350

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