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Secure and Ready: Towards an early action social security system

Secure and Ready

The Early Action Task Force has consistently made the case that it is better wherever possible to act early and prevent problems from arising, rather than wait and deal with the consequences. This paper is intended to provoke discussion about how we can embed this principle – building a fence at the top of the cliff instead of running an ambulance at the bottom – into the social security system. we set out how an early action social security system would be predicated on a social investment approach which values investment in people’s strengths and capabilities. In doing so it would ensure we are ready both to deal with setbacks and to seize opportunity.

This publication is available as a free download.