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New challenges or different opportunities? Voluntary adoption agencies and the shifting terrain of childcare services

Fink, Janet, de Jong, Anisa, Langan, Mary (2011) New challenges or different opportunities? Voluntary adoption agencies and the shifting terrain of childcare services. Voluntary Sector Review, 2 (2). pp. 177-191. ISSN 2040-8056. E-ISSN 2040-8064. (doi:10.1332/204080511X583841) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:37691)

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Abstract

This paper examines some of the developments and trends that affected the fluctuating relationship between state and voluntary provision of adoption services in England during New Labour' sterms of office. Using examples drawn from the work of one voluntary adoption agency (VAA), the paper explores the tensions within this relationship and the increase in state regulation of childcare services. It pays particular attention to the impact of equalities legislation on faith-based adoption agencies and to role of the inter-agency fee. The paper concludes by considering recent interventions in this area by the Conservative-led coalition government and their implications for VAAs.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1332/204080511X583841
Uncontrolled keywords: EQUALITIES LEGISLATION; INTER-AGENCY FEE; NEW LABOUR; VOLUNTARY ADOPTION AGENCIES
Subjects: K Law
K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Law School
Depositing User: Catherine Norman
Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2013 11:01 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 11:42 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/37691 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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