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This article by Jolyon Jones, SWAN West Midlands, analyses the threat posed to the welfare of children in care in Birmingham by social impact bonds.
'By the bye,' said Mr. Bumble, 'you don't know anybody who wants a boy, do you? A porochial 'prentis, who is at present a dead-weight; a millstone, as I may say, round the parochial throat? Liberal terms, Mr. Sowerberry, liberal terms?'From Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
How should social workers support children and families facing destitution and cuts to their benefits?
Simon Cardy from SWAN West Midlands charts the local impact of poverty and examines the case for using of Section 17 of the Children Act that allows local authorities to make cash payments for children and families in need.
Julia Warrener (@juliawarrener) is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire (@UoH_HealthandSW). Taken with kind permission from Social Work / Social Care and Media website. Original article can be found here:
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