Time: 2.00pm - 3.30pm
Speaker(s): with Professor Rick Hood, Kingston University and St Georges, University of London
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Prevention is a key concept in child welfare, although it can be understood in different ways. In this inaugural professorial lecture, Rick Hood will make a case for reorienting prevention to address the social determinants of demand for targeted casework. Drawing on ethical, political and economic arguments, the lecture will examine current debates about Early Help and the structure of children's social care through the lens of prevention, suggesting that the system can be rebalanced without fragmenting services or making them more bureaucratic. The lecture will finish with an evidence-based call for strategic planning and investment to reduce social inequalities in the post-pandemic era.
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