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History & Policy is delighted to announce the launch of a new website curated by the History & Policy Parenting Forum.

As part of the History & Policy network, the Forum seeks to bring together historians with policy-makers, practitioners and researchers into parenting in order to examine the ways in which the history of parenting can influence policies and practice today. Every month, the blog will feature a new post considering these issues, and offering new perspectives about parents, childhood, family, and the state. First up, Dr Angela Davis tells us how concerns about the respective roles of the family and the state have dominated debates about childcare for the past 60 years, and most recently during the Childcare Bill 2015-2016.

Forum curators Dr. Laura King (University of Leeds), Dr. Angela Davis (University of Warwick), and Jenny Crane commented: "We hope that you will visit this website, and also consider contributing. If you would like to write a guest post, please email the web administrator Jenny Crane at We welcome posts that focus on some aspect of parenting in past and present from historians, other researchers, practitioners and policy makers".

The new H&P Parenting Forum website can be found at the following address:

You can also follow the Forum on Twitter @HandPParenting

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We are the only project in the UK providing access to an international network of more than 500 historians with a broad range of expertise. H&P offers a range of resources for historians, policy makers and journalists.

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