Munro, Eileen
July 2007
Social Policy Journal of New Zealand;Jul2007, Issue 31, p41
Academic Journal
Both the New Zealand and British governments want to improve children's welfare and are seeking ways of improving preventative and early intervention services. This article critiques the policy being implemented in England with a particular focus on the role given to professionals collecting and sharing information about families as a means of screening children and deciding which ones to target. It is argued that this policy undermines parents and overestimates professionals' ability to predict future outcomes.


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