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Exploring concepts of child well-being: Implications for children's services

Nick Axford

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420657
eISBN:
9781447302278
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420657.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Policy reforms to children's services in the UK and elsewhere encourage a greater focus on outcomes defined in terms of child well-being. Yet for this to happen, we need not only a better ... More


Leading change: A guide to whole systems working

Margaret Attwood

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344496
eISBN:
9781447302674
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344496.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

There is continuing government pressure on public services to ‘reform’ and change. Expectations of new forms and standards of delivery, joined-up practice, and the re-connection of services to users ... More


What the doctor ordered: the Audit Commission's case study of general practice fundholders

David Wainwright and Michael Calnan

in Shaping Health Policy: Case Study Methods and Analysis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847427588
eISBN:
9781447305576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427588.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

General Practitioner (GP) fundholding originated in the belief that a quasi-market mechanism would lead to the more efficient and effective use of health care resources. The model was implemented and ... More


Advisory boards and planning bureaus

Peter Scholten and Frans van Nispen

in Policy analysis in the Netherlands

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781447313335
eISBN:
9781447313359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447313335.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

In this contribution, a description is provided of the role, methods and recent developments of policy analysis in two High Councils of State – the Council of State and the Court of Audits – as well ... More


Auditing and accountability

Anders Hanberger, Lena Lindgren, and Lennart Nygren

in Social and Caring Professions in European Welfare States: Policies, Services and Professional Practices

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447327196
eISBN:
9781447327202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447327196.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

The chapter presents a conceptual framework for studying the interplay of audit and democratic governance in today’s audit societies. The presented framework is then used to analyse how two major ... More


The manager’s role in community auditing

Paul Henderson Yvette Smalle

in Managing community practice: Principles, policies and programmes

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343567
eISBN:
9781447302766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343567.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

This chapter picks up on the fact that agencies are increasingly being required to undertake assessments of community needs and resources. It discusses the range of methods and tools available for ... More


Outreach drug work and Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships: square pegs in round holes?

Adrian Barton

in Community safety: Critical perspectives on policy and practice

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347305
eISBN:
9781447301950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347305.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the impact of New Labour's restructuring of drug services, paying special attention to the effects of the three factors cited in voluntary sector, outreach-type agencies. It ... More


‘Boomerang effect’: the bottleneck of public policy analysis in Turkey

Akif Argun Akdoğan

in Policy Analysis in Turkey

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447338956
eISBN:
9781447338970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447338956.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter seeks to explain the poor performance of public policy tools in Turkey through strategic planning and performance auditing utilising the “boomerang effect” concept mainly used in ... More


ABC Learning and Australian early education and care: a retrospective ethical audit of a radical experiment

Jennifer Sumsion

in Childcare markets: Can they deliver an equitable service?

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847429339
eISBN:
9781447307679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429339.003.0012
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter revisits the use of an ethical audit framework developed by Sumsion to scaffold a preliminary mapping and analysis of some of the economic, social and political issues that emerged in ... More


The difficulties of trust-work within a paradigm of risk

Patrick Brown and Michael Calnan

in Trusting on the edge: Managing uncertainty and vulnerability in the midst of serious mental health problems

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847428899
eISBN:
9781447307556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428899.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Chapter Five moves towards considering the organisational and policy dimensions of our study and especially explores the possibilities and difficulties for trusting relationships to develop within a ... More


Management: the efficiency agenda, audit and targets

Ben Clifford and Mark Tewdwr-Jones

in The collaborating planner?: Practitioners in the neoliberal age

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781447305118
eISBN:
9781447307891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305118.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter explores how local authority planners responded to the Labour Government’s performance management agenda for planning, particularly the targets for speed of the development control ... More


Policy Monitoring and Evaluation Systems: Recent Advances in Brazil's Federal Public Administration

Rômulo Paes-Sousa and Aline Gazola Hellmann

in Policy analysis in Brazil

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447306849
eISBN:
9781447310976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447306849.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

The chapter focuses on the federal executive, discussing the institutional mechanisms developed by the federal government to promote systematic, ongoing policy evaluation. They emphasise the ... More


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