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

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Family and Parenting Institute
Family and Parenting Institute
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1 August 2011
Families, Social Policy
Social welfare
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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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