Critical approach will focus on the utility of psychological and sociological approach, both being augmented by other pertinent approaches.
Family policy is an important entity that shows the political and ideological differences, which clearly show the prevailing basic values of any society. The continuation of humanity’s development requires a change not only at the basic family level, but also socially and nationally. An important issue in this regard has been the obligations that family members must fulfil in terms of providing each other with physical, emotional or psychological and financial support (Kamerman and Alfred 92). This is contrary to the normal channels previously used that made demands on the society and/ or the state to provide those needs. An important aspect here is the role of the UK government through the various administrations that have been founded and influenced by ideological differences to protect the family (Kamerman and Alfred 92). In British politics, the Conservative Party, which has been in power for a sometime has been able to preserve its relevance through majority representation in the British parliament. In addition, the presence of strong leadership has further endeared the party to many British citizens given the party’s link to the family unit (Kamerman and Alfred 93).
Form the mid 1970s, the party has actively campaigned for the need to preserve, advance and nurture the important relationship between the state and family portraying itself as UK’s party of the family. The most important factor is that other parties have often affiliated themselves to society as representatives of cohesion, sustenance and development in regard to family and social relations, hence the presence of a rich relationship between the political ideals and social-cultural developments undertaken