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Gove Inquiry

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Policy is described as “a course or principle of action adopted or proposed by an organization or individual” (English Oxford Living Dictionaries, n.d.). The child welfare system consists of policies that have undergone many changes throughout history. The Gove Inquiry contributed to drastic changes within the child welfare policy, one of the main outcomes of this inquiry was the development of the Child, Family, and Community Service Act (CFCSA). The welfare system that once recognized community and family strengths now focuses more on administrative expertise and investigation. This paper will explore in greater detail the historical context that lead up to the development of the CFCSA. The main values, assumptions and ideologies that are
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