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

Brid Featherstone, Kate Morris, Brigid Daniel, Paul Bywaters, Geraldine Brady, Lisa Bunting, Will Mason, Nughmana Mirza

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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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)127-133
    Number of pages7
    JournalChildren and Youth Services Review
    Volume97
    Early online date16 Jun 2017
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2019

    Keywords

    • Child protection
    • Inequality
    • poverty
    • child abuse
    • neglect

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Social Sciences(all)

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    • 1 Participation in conference

    European Social Work Research Conference

    Paul Bywaters (Speaker)
    22 Apr 201524 Apr 2015

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    • 13 Citations
    • 6 Article
    • 1 Other report
    • 1 Conference proceeding
    • 1 Paper

    Child welfare inequalities: new evidence, further questions

    Bywaters, P., Brady, G. M., Sparks, T. & Bos, E., Aug 2016, In : Child & Family Social Work. 21, 3, p. 369–380

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    Inequalities in child welfare intervention rates: The intersection of deprivation and identity

    Bywaters, P., Brady, G. M., Sparks, T. & Bos, E., Nov 2016, In : Child and Family Social Work. 21, 4, p. 452-463

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  • 31 Citations (Scopus)
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    Out of sight, out of mind: ethnic inequalities in child protection and out-of-home care intervention rates

    Bywaters, P., Kwhali, J., Brady, G., Sparks, T. & Bos, E., 8 Dec 2016, In : British Journal of Social Work. 47, 7, p. 1884–1902 19 p.

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