Rigby, MJ (2021) A commitment to marginalized children in the European Union: The hope and challenges of the EU Child Guarantee. Child: Care, Health and Development. ISSN 0305-1862

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While children in general are usually seen as a societal priority, many children are disadvantaged by marginalization, with adverse effects on health and development. Following feasibility studies, the European Commission has now adopted a formal Child Guarantee of service access. This paper links the Feasibility Studies to other reports on the need to address marginalized and institutionalized children. The problems in identifying and quantifying such children are outlined, as are the challenges of planning for these groups of children and the difficulty of finding universal definitions and data. This European Union initiative is timely, given that around a quarter of European children are marginalized, while the effects of Covid-19 will add to this marginalization.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The final version of this accepted manuscript and all relevant information related to it, including copyrights, can be found on the publisher website at; https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cch.12907
Uncontrolled Keywords: Child Guarantee; child health services; children; Europe; marginalized; service delivery, targeting
Subjects: J Political Science > J General legislative and executive papers
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social, Political and Global Studies
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Primary, Community and Social Care
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Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2021 13:01
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2022 01:30
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/10063

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