social policy

Public sector employment (Radio 4 series: Thinking Allowed)

In this episode of Radio 4's Thinking Allowed series, following the interview with Sociologist James Stockinger in September 2004, Professor Peter Nolan talks to Laurie Taylor on the uniqueness of the British the public sector ethos and finds out why its employees, despite being the most motivated, are the most demoralised sector of the workforce. This segment is second of three discussions in the audio clip.

Catch them young (Radio 4 series: Analysis)

Policy makers are becoming increasingly concerned with the long term consequences of childhood experiences. This concern is fuelled by the belief that the early years of life are crucial in shaping later life. Catch them young and save society trouble later on, runs the argument. Kenan Malik asks whether policies towards young children are based on reliable scientific evidence or on political claims.

Childhood and Adolescent Mental Health : understanding the lifetime impacts

In April 2004 the Office of Health Economics and the Mental Health Foundation held a seminar focusing on the economics of childhood and adolescent mental health as part of their commitment to improving mental health provision for children and young people in the UK. This report is an attempt to draw together the themes from the discussions, along with general conclusions from the day.

Safeguarding vulnerable adults policy

The role of the Public Guardian is to supervise, investigate concerns and regulate Court appointed Deputies, and investigate complaints about the actions of registered attorneys and people acting under an order of the Court protection. This policy provides a framework for delivering the Office of the Public Guardian's role in safeguarding vulnerable adults.

Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion

The Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion is an independent, not for profit organisation dedicated to promoting social justice, social inclusion and tackling disadvantage. They work with the public sector, voluntary organisations, business and trade unions. They develop policy and strategy in a variety of fields and work closely with the Government to implement ideas. They also work with people delivering policy on the ground. This broad range of contacts lends a unique perspective to their work.

How can people with dementia be assisted to maintain independence and quality of life? (Outline 13)

Paper considering ways in which health and social services can re-shape their policies and practices in order to help dementia sufferers and their carers maintain as independent a life as possible given that cases of dementia are set to increase in the future.

Change within : the role of black and minority ethnic community organisations

Paper examining the wide range of organisations which mediate between individuals and the large-scale institutions which strive to engage with the specific needs of different communities. It makes clear how these groups can be part of the answer to questions the UK faces, such as how to make an increasingly diverse society function effectively.

Play for a change : play, policy and practice, a review of contemporary perspectives

Paper summarising the evidence for the importance of play in the lives of children and arguing that public policy has tended to undervalue the importance of play in the development of children.

Closing the gap in a generation : health equity through action on the social determinants of health

Summary of a report which argues for an end to significant differences in health and health care between and within countries through actions such as improving daily living conditions, tackling the inequitable distribution of power, money and resources, measuring the problem and assessing the impact of action.

Closing the gap in a generation : health equity through action on the social determinants of health

Document arguing for an end to the significant differences in health and health care between and within countries through actions such as improving daily living conditions, tackling the inequitable distribution of power, money and resources, measuring the problem and assessing the impact of action.