New article: Born into care - Associations between area-level deprivation and the rates of children entering care proceedings in Wales
20th July 2022
Born into care: Associations between area-level deprivation and the rates of children entering care proceedings in Wales
A new paper, led by Dr Steffi Doebler, 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.
For further details, please contact Steffi Doebler (firstname.lastname@example.org).