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dc.contributor.authorMorris, Kateen_UK
dc.contributor.authorMason, Willen_UK
dc.contributor.authorBywaters, Paulen_UK
dc.contributor.authorFeatherstone, Briden_UK
dc.contributor.authorDaniel, Brigiden_UK
dc.contributor.authorBrady, Geraldineen_UK
dc.contributor.authorBunting, Lisaen_UK
dc.contributor.authorHooper, Jadeen_UK
dc.contributor.authorMirza, Nughmanaen_UK
dc.contributor.authorScourfield, Jonathanen_UK
dc.contributor.authorWebb, Calumen_UK
dc.description.abstractThe relationship between children's material circumstances and child abuse and neglect raises a series of questions for policy, practice, and practitioners. Children and families in poverty are significantly more likely to be the subject of state intervention. This article, based on a unique mixed‐methods study of social work interventions and the influence of poverty, highlights a narrative from practitioners that argues that, as many poor families do not harm their children, it is stigmatizing to discuss a link between poverty and child abuse and neglect. The data reveal that poverty has become invisible in practice, in part justified by avoiding stigma but also because of a lack of up‐to‐date research knowledge and investment by some social workers in an “underclass” discourse. We argue, in light of the evidence that poverty is a contributory factor in the risk of harm, that it is vital that social work engages with the evidence and in critical reflection about intervening in the context of poverty. We identify the need for fresh approaches to the harms children and families face in order to support practices that engage confidently with the consequences of poverty and deprivation.en_UK
dc.relationMorris K, Mason W, Bywaters P, Featherstone B, Daniel B, Brady G, Bunting L, Hooper J, Mirza N, Scourfield J & Webb C (2018) Social work, poverty, and child welfare interventions. Child and Family Social Work, 23 (3), pp. 364-372.
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dc.subjectchild protectionen_UK
dc.subjectchild welfare inequalitiesen_UK
dc.subjectsocial worken_UK
dc.titleSocial work, poverty, and child welfare interventionsen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
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dc.citation.jtitleChild and Family Social Worken_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.funderThe Nuffield Foundationen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Sheffielden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Sheffielden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Huddersfielden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Huddersfielden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationQueen Margaret Universityen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationCoventry Universityen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationQueen's University Belfasten_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationSocial Worken_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationCardiff Universityen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Sheffielden_UK
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