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Child poverty

The relationship between poverty, child abuse and neglect: an evidence review

This report identifies and discusses evidence about the relationship between poverty and child abuse and neglect.

Written by:
Paul Bywaters, Lisa Bunting, Gavin Davidson, Jennifer Hanratty, Will Mason, Claire McCartan, Nicole Steils
Date published:

It explores the economic costs of child abuse and neglect and outlines broad policy implications, with a particular focus on the UK.

The report outlines:

  • UK and international evidence about the association between family poverty and child abuse and neglect;
  • UK and international evidence about the impact of childhood abuse or neglect on poverty in adulthood;
  • evidence about the costs of child abuse and neglect;
  • strengths and weaknesses in the evidence base;
  • implications for policy-making.

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