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2014). 4 Every Child Matters was published as a Green Paper which is a government consultation document. 5 Support from the Start was a research report for the Department of Education and Skills. 6 Healthy Lives, Healthy People: Our Strategy for Public Health in England was a White Paper, setting out government policy. 7 Early Intervention: Good Parents, Great Kids, Better Citizens was a report from the Centre for Social Justice (an independent think tank) but authored by two Members of Parliament.

Children, Health and Well-being: Policy Debates and Lived Experience, First Edition. Edited by Geraldine Brady, Pam Lowe and Sonja Olin Lauritzen. Chapters © 2015 The Authors. Book Compilation © 2015 Foundation for the Sociology of Health & Illness/Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 28 Pam Lowe et al. 2010, O’Connor et al. 2012, Satel and Lilienfeld 2013). As Rose and Abi-Rached 2013 argue (2013) while policymakers may look to neuroscience for answers to issues such as enhancing child development or reducing anti-social behaviour, to date it has few answers.

Turmel (2008) argues that the developmental model of childhood emerged at the turn of the twentieth century. He argues that it was the nineteenth century move for the categorisation and classification of children though observation and measurement which led to a development of the concept of the ‘normal child’ (Turmel 2008: 77). This concept is reflected in an understanding of child development as a series of universal stages which can be seen in the work of Piaget (Hill and Tisdall 1997, Turmel 2008).

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