Shaping child welfare policy via performance measurement

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Title Shaping child welfare policy via performance measurement
Author Tilbury, Clare
Journal Name Child Welfare
Year Published 2007
Place of publication United States
Publisher Child Welfare League of America
Abstract Performance measurement is generally depicted as a neutral, technical exercise providing objective data for decision-making. But it also has a normative role in framing policy problems and solutions. This article explores the role of indicators in shaping child welfare, comparing stated policy with performance indicator regimes in England. It shows how indicators construct child welfare narrowly as investigation and placement, contradicting the more comprehensive family support approaches of policy and legislation.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.cwla.org/articles/cwjabstracts.htm
Copyright Statement Copyright 2007 CWLA. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 86
Issue Number 6
Page from 115
Page to 135
ISSN 0009-4021
Date Accessioned 2008-04-23
Language en_AU
Research Centre Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance
Faculty Griffith Health Faculty
Subject Social Program Evaluation
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/18940
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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