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Funder: Nuffield Foundation
Dates: 1 August 2021 to 31 July 2023
The study's intended outcomes are:
For a brief overview of the project see the project summary (PDF). We would be very happy to talk to interested colleagues and groups about this research. For more information, please contact Rick.Hood@sgul.kingston.ac.uk
This project builds on the findings of two related studies. The first was a detailed exploration of system conditions and welfare inequalities in children's social care, also funded by the Nuffield Foundation. This study showed how the socio-economic drivers of referral to statutory services combined with child characteristics, the needs identified in social work assessments, and the pressures and constraints on services, to shape disparities in intervention pathways. The second study was the Nuffield-funded Child Welfare Inequalities Project, which detailed the relationship of deprivation, policy and other factors to inequalities in key child welfare intervention rates through separate and comparative studies in the four UK countries.