Children in the poorest areas of the country are ten times more likely to be taken into care than those in the most affluent areas, a study has found.
Researchers say there are “strong social gradients” in child protection, meaning that each incremental increase in neighbourhood deprivation brings a significant rise in the proportion of children taken into care or placed on a child protection plan.
Children in deprived areas more likely to go into care
Children living in Wales’ most deprived areas are 16 times more likely to go into care than those living in the most affluent areas, new research has found.
The Child Welfare Inequalities Project found one in 60 children is in care in England’s most deprived areas, compared with one in 660 in the least deprived.
It studies links between deprivation and child welfare interventions.
Council leaders said discussions were ongoing about how children and families could be supported in Wales.
And the UK Department for Education said it was changing the law to help vulnerable children and providing extra funding to tackle inequality in communities in England.
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White kids in deprived areas ‘up to 75 times more likely’ to be in care
CHILDREN in Britain’s most deprived neighbourhoods are ten times more likely to be in care, two Yorkshire universities revealed today. Researchers also found that in England’s most deprived neighbourhoods, rates for white children being “looked after in care” were five times higher than for Asian children and 75 per cent higher than for black children.
Children in UK’s poorest areas 10 times more likely to go into care
Study finds one in 60 children taken into care in most deprived areas compared with one in 660 in the wealthiest