Miss Essay

2089 WordsApr 7, 20159 Pages
Policy makers assigning of policies for families and children over the recent decades is becoming a common occurrence in Britain. Apparently, 1945 marked a new twist of events in state welfare reforms with a majority of families and children not previously covered added to the social policy carrier(IRELAND & LANGFORD, 1999). Arguably, some of the social policies have been improving the children’s circumstances, but other transforms the children's living conditions to be worse. Unfortunately, despite the fact that Britain’s culture has grown richer and her population more educated than ever before, she is not able to solve her social issues amicably. In analyzing the social welfare policy changes in families, the paper discusses a brief overview of initial states of childcare and education and the gaps in policy formulation. The paper further tackles the effects of policy formulation on children's lives, examine the new Labor government progress in addressing policy neglects and in conclusion take a stand on whether the social policies are beneficial or destroying children's future. Historically, children under the age of five years survived with at least one parent. In fact before the Second World War majority of children were not taken care of by their mothers on a full time basis. Children used to stay with their nanny or servants for rich families and seeing their parents through arrangements(IRELAND & LANGFORD, 1999). Unbelievably, this was going on despite the fact that it was socially forbidden. Statistically, it was shown that the majority of children are raised by single mothers either because the father of the child is dead, divorced or separated with the wife. Consequently, the single mothers are ultimately poor and unable to provide adequately for the child. After the Second World War, the British social welfare policy was based on the ideology that men

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