Poverty, inequality, child abuse and neglect: Changing the conversation across the UK in child protection?

Featherstone, Brid and Morris, Kate and Daniel, Brigid and Bywaters, Paul and Brady, Geraldine and Bunting, Lisa and Mason, Will and Mirza, Nughmana (2017) Poverty, inequality, child abuse and neglect: Changing the conversation across the UK in child protection? Children and Youth Services Review. ISSN 01907409

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Abstract

This article explores the evidence on the relationship between poverty, inequality and child abuse and neglect. It argues for the importance of developing further work on the implications of inequality, in particular, as this is a significantly underdeveloped area of study despite compelling evidence of its pertinence to the harms that children and their families experience. Drawing from the findings of a quantitative study that an ‘inverse intervention law’ appeared to be in operation with systematic unequal implications for children, the conceptual thinking behind a new qualitative study to explore why and how this law operates is explained. The implications for policy and practice are discussed in order to promote further debate about what is often a neglected or invisible aspect of child protection.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Originally deposited at http://hdl.handle.net/1893/25141
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2017 10:39
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2017 10:39
URI: http://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/4905

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