Why investing in the needs of pregnant women needs to be the focus of family policy

There’s an interesting post over on the Gateway Family Services blog by Vicki Fitzgerald, Gateway’s chief exec.

Vicki argues that their experience in providing pregnancy outreach services reveals numerous gaps in services and that these service failures contribute to exclusion, injustice and inequalities.

“The picture we see,” Vicki says, “is in contrast to the Troubled Families Unit report…which does not challenge services but does seem to lay blame   firmly at the door of the poor.”

It’s a thought-provoking read.

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