Public services should be 'preventer of problems' say early help experts

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Look out England, here comes SHANARRI's evil twin, regardless of who 'wins' the election. 'Early intervention' (interference) will be forced on anyone who doesn't meet their state dictated outcomes, as already manifest in welfare reforms and social policies based entirely on citizens' worth (or lack of worth) to the economy.

Public services should be 'preventer of problems' say early help experts

The latest report from Community Links-led group Early Action Task Force argues that Labour, the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats have so far failed to effectively promote the importance of intervening earlier to support families and children.
Also being proposed, by London School of Economics (LSE) Professor Anne Power, is an extension of the Troubled Families initiative with the creation of a Troubled Youth programme, focusing on one-to-one and group support to tackle issues such as youth unemployment and housing issues.

Another to contribute to the report is Professor Richard Layard, also from the LSE. He proposes an overhaul of mental health support for parents and children with a strong focus on combating postnatal depression and the early signs of challenging childhood behaviour.
Other contributors to the report include Carey Oppenheim, chief executive of the Early Intervention Foundation.
All the usual suspects and vested interests...

Of course they will require the sensitive personal data of every citizen to decide who needs to be remediated for (state defined) optimum performance as good little citizens. Unknown to most, the data mining machine is already covertly sucking up every last detail to be used in evidence...
 
Another to contribute to the report is Professor Richard Layard, also from the LSE. He proposes an overhaul of mental health support for parents and children with a strong focus on combating postnatal depression and the early signs of challenging childhood behaviour
Why is it that a mental (and physical) health issue like post natal depression has to be spoken about in terms of 'combating' rather than offering help for mums suffering PND - it ends up being a threat, instead of a promise of help for those in dire need.

And to lump it then with 'early signs of challenging childhood behaviour' just commpounds the threat.

And what will constitute early signs of 'challenging childhood behaviour'? And how early are they going to combat it. Will they wait for the child to be born?


It all smacks of 'good will be done unto you, whether you wish it or not'

I'm put in mind of a boy scout dragging a blind man accross a road he did not want to cross.
 
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