Developing a Family Test: views from the Family and Parenting Institute

Document type
Paper
Corporate author(s)
Family and Parenting Institute
Publisher
Family and Parenting Institute
Date of publication
1 August 2011
Subject(s)
Families, Social Policy
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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In a response to the riots in August 2011, the Prime Minister proposed implementing family test for all domestic policies. This paper is FPI’s response to this idea and represents their views on what would be needed to put it in to practice.Over all, FPI welcomes the concept and argues that family-proofing domestic policies would make for a more joined-up approach for families across different Departments. The paper considers what would be needed to make a ‘family test’ a success, including the need to develop more than a checklist, tackling culture as well as process, improving consultation and dialogue with families, and committing to independent assessment of progress.

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