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By Nick P Frost, Nigel Parton

Knowing Children’s Social Care is the 1st e-book to supply a entire assessment and significant research of children’s social care in England following the creation of each baby issues and the 2007 Children’s Plan. The booklet examines the foremost concerns surrounding baby care coverage and laws, and the results those have for perform. Authors Nick Frost and Nigel Parton draw upon sociological conception and debate to aid the reader comprehend the long run course of coverage and perform, proposing likely advanced theoretical principles in an available and coherent demeanour.  

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However, while appealing to the spirit of an idealized working-class community, because the community was rediscovered in the context of moral panic about the collapse of order and the growing lawlessness of the young following the murder of Jamie Bulger, it was necessary for the state to actively take the lead in reinvigorating communities. New Labour’s emphasis on modernization has also been heavily influenced by the new public management approach first introduced in the mid-1980s (Horton and Farnham, 1999).

Thus security would come from the capacity of the individual to change, which required investing in human capital and lifelong learning. The role of social investment was to encourage a level of skill and flexibility suited to the labour markets of global capitalism and an ability to withstand and positively negotiate the increasing stresses and complexities of daily life. For social spending to be effective, therefore, it should not be consumed by current needs but should focus on future benefits.

Collective protection in the context of ‘social’ security was to be replaced by a greater emphasis on individualized compulsion, training and support. Thus, while people had a right to security, job opportunities and a stable community, they also had a responsibility to act honestly, not violate the rights of other citizens and actively participate in the work-force. In addition, the role of the state should shift its focus from compensating people for the ‘diswelfares’ they might have experienced as a consequence of the market to investing much more directly and strategically in human capital, 5262-Frost 02 3/6/09 10:08 AM Page 23 New Labour, Social Exclusion and Children 23 so that individuals could compete in the market.

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