The Relationship Between Poverty and Child Abuse and Neglect: New Evidence 

Source: Professor Paul Bywaters, University of Huddersfield and Dr Guy Skinner, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. Funded by the Nuffield Foundation.

This project adds to the work of the Child Welfare Inequalities Project with a critical review of new evidence about the relationship between poverty and child abuse and neglect published between 2016 and 2021. It updates a previous review published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. 

Underlying social and economic inequalities in developed economies have continued to widen. In England this has been accompanied by record levels of children in out-of-home care, with more than one child in 60 being investigated for abuse or neglect every year.

Proposals for action include redistributive macro-economic policies, poverty-proofing child protection practice and an extensive research agenda.

For more information and to download Briefing Note, Executive Summary and Full Report go source: HERE

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