Participation works: involving people in poverty in policy-making

ATD Fourth World
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Argues the value of involving people with direct experience of poverty in the formulation, monitoring and evaluation of public policy. Promotes a holistic approach to the eradication of poverty within a framework of basic rights for all. Details the methods used in the Public Debate Project and the barriers to participation encountered. Analyses the impact of the project and makes general recommendations for anti-poverty work as well as specific policy recommendations in areas that people in poverty would like to see prioritised within a UK anti-poverty strategy. Areas covered include welfare reform, the education system, access to culture, family support and adoption and fostering.

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holistic care, human rights, participation, policy, poverty, prevention, service users, social exclusion, social policy, social welfare, social workers, user participation, user views, adoption, child care, education, families, foster care;
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0 9508514 4 2

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