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Holidays for children and families in need: an exploration of the research and policy context for social tourism in the UK

Hazel, N 2005, 'Holidays for children and families in need: an exploration of the research and policy context for social tourism in the UK' , Children & Society, 19 (3) , pp. 225-236.

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Abstract

Although provision of holidays for families in need has been mainstreamed within the social care policies of many countries in the rest of Europe, social tourism has yet to be adopted in the United Kingdom. This article reports on a scoping study of research and policy in this area. While there is limited robust research on the impact of holidays, emerging evidence supports a range of claims for benefits to children and families. The article concludes that both political emphasis on social inclusion and pan-European initiatives on Tourism For All currently provide an opportunity for the provision of holidays for families in need to be placed firmly on the social care agenda.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > HQ503 The family. Marriage. Home
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Social Research
Journal or Publication Title: Children & Society
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 09510605
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Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2009 17:08
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2014 08:51
URI: http://usir.eprints.org/id/eprint/1054

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