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ERIC Number: EJ942130
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0951-0605
Holidays for Children and Families in Need: An Exploration of the Research and Policy Context for Social Tourism in the UK
Hazel, Neal
Children & Society, v19 n3 p225-236 Jun 2005
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.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom