chapter
Introduction
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We argue in this book that meeting the needs of children at the same time as promoting family life is more than a question of resources: it needs a cultural change in social services, a rediscovery and a modernisation of the social action and community development traditions in social work. We need to find ways of working together to promote environments in which children can flourish and to develop forms of public life that are friendly to children, young people and their parents.