➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway NJ:
United Kingdom: Study shows huge postcode disparity in proportion of children in care
Medical Xpress – February 28, 2017
Children in the poorest areas of the UK are at least 10 times more likely than those in the most affluent to become involved in the child protection system, according to a report by seven British universities. It finds ‘strong social gradients’ in the rates of intervention across the UK: a step increase in neighbourhood deprivation increases a child’s chances of being either taken into care or on a child protection plan by around a third.