The Key Aspects Of The Relationship Between Poverty And The Greater Economic Hardship

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This policy report will identify and discuss the evidence towards the key aspects of the relationship between abuse and neglect and the greater economic hardship which will have an impact on poverty and how this affects the chance of a child being abused or neglected. Looking at the evidence it is clear to see that there is a strong link associated between poverty and a child suffering from abuse and neglect. Introduction and context According to NSPCC there are more than 50,000 children in the UK are abused and neglected annually, this estimates that there are 8 children suffering abuse for every one child that is identified. This is a strong link between socio-economic circumstances of families and the chances of the child experiencing abuse and neglect. This association extends across all developed countries, different types of abuse and culture variation depending on the culture however definitions and research methods deem equal to both poverty and child protection systems. The families’ socio-economic circumstances affect the relationship across the whole of society and not just a simple divide of poverty. This then has a poor outcome in relation to the child’s inequalities to health and education and provides a link between the likelihood of abuse and neglect with the greater economic hardship. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines child abuse as ‘all forms of physical and/or emotional ill-treatment, sexual abuse, neglect or negligent treatment or commercial

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