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Between “Families in Trouble” and “Children at Risk”: Historicising “Troubled Family” Policy in England since 1945

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Between “Families in Trouble” and “Children at Risk” : Historicising “Troubled Family” Policy in England since 1945. / Lambert, Michael.

In: Children and Society, Vol. 33, No. 1, 30.01.2019, p. 82-91.

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