Childhood Policy Programme: Phase I synthesis report

by the British Academy

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This report synthesises the work of Phase I of the British Academy's Childhood Policy Programme, and explores the role of the state in childhood from three perspectives:

1) Exploring the assumptions which underpin the experience of childhood and the development of childhood policy, but are not explicit or visible in the policymaking process;

2) Exploring the impact of policy decisions on children’s outcomes, in particular across the four UK nations, noting that it is not only policy about children that has an impact on children;

3) Exploring the way in which the experience of children is valued in policy making, and ways in which this can be articulated in the policy process.

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