State and civil society actor interviews on parenting support in England

Daly, Mary and Bray, Rachel (2015). State and civil society actor interviews on parenting support in England. [Data Collection]. Colchester, Essex: UK Data Archive. 10.5255/UKDA-SN-851776

The central interest of the research project is to identify and characterise the kind of social policy measures that are involved in parenting support. The project explores the type of interventions and programmes that have been put in place over the last decade or so. A second objective is to identify the factors that are driving the move to parenting support. Using interviews with experts, decision-makers and service providers (N=39), the project examines how views around good parenting are translated into policy and how the relevant policy developments are related to other domains of policy (e.g., child welfare, family policy and so forth) and other ideas about children’s and parents’ welfare.

Data description (abstract)

The collection contains 39 verbatim transcripts from interviews with 40 respondents involved in the field of parenting support in England. Of the 40 people interviewed, 14 are experts (academics and others with advisory or advocacy roles), 16 are service providers (within local government and voluntary sector organisations) and 10 are decision makers (within national and local government).

Creator NameEmailAffiliationORCID (as URL)
Daly, of OxfordUnspecified
Bray, of Oxfordhttp://0000-0002-5079
Research funders: ESRC
Grant reference: ES/I014861/2
Topic classification: Social welfare policy and systems
Society and culture
Keywords: family, policy, parental role, parent education, welfare services, child rearing, child protection, child support agencies, early childhood
Project title: Governing 'new social risks': The case of recent child policies in European welfare states.
Alternative title: Parenting support in England as policy and provision
Grant holders: Mary Daly
Project dates:
15 October 201228 February 2015
Date published: 17 Apr 2015 12:23
Last modified: 17 Apr 2015 16:03

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