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Born into care: Associations between Area-level Deprivation and the Rates of Children Entering Care Proceedings in Wales

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Born into care : Associations between Area-level Deprivation and the Rates of Children Entering Care Proceedings in Wales. / Doebler, Stefanie; Broadhurst, Karen; Alrouh, Bachar et al.

In: Children and Youth Services Review, Vol. 141, 106595, 31.10.2022.

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Doebler S, Broadhurst K, Alrouh B, Cusworth L, Griffiths L. Born into care: Associations between Area-level Deprivation and the Rates of Children Entering Care Proceedings in Wales. Children and Youth Services Review. 2022 Oct 31;141:106595. Epub 2022 Jul 15. doi: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2022.106595

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title = "Born into care: Associations between Area-level Deprivation and the Rates of Children Entering Care Proceedings in Wales",
abstract = "There is international concern about rising rates of children entering out-of-home care and what might be done to reduce the need for compulsory intervention in family life. Previous studies have analysed the associations with family-level variables, such as a presence of domestic abuse, parental mental health problems, and substance misuse in the parental household. Other studies have looked at multiple area-deprivation as a predictor of childhood adversity, but there is a dearth of research which disentangle the associations between the rates of children in care and different forms of deprivation. This paper sheds light the statistical associations between different area-deprivation domains and the rates of infants and older children involved in care proceedings in local authorities in Wales, UK, between 2014 and 2019. Data on family court proceedings in Wales from the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass Cymru), held within the Secure Anonymised Information Linkage (SAIL) Databank, was linked to information on area-deprivation and incidence rates were computed. Employment deprivation, income, educational and health deprivation are associated with increased incidence rates. Environmental factors such as the physical, housing and access to services domain were not found to be statistically related to the risk of care proceedings. The paper advances knowledge about the wider policy context regarding how to improve the social wellbeing of children in local communities.",
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