Paul Bywaters, Lisa Bunting, Gavin Davidson, Jennifer Hanratty, Will Mason, Claire McCartan, Nicole SteilsThis report identifies and discusses evidence about the relationship between poverty and child abuse and neglect.

It explores the economic costs of child abuse and neglect and outlines broad policy implications, with a particular focus on the UK.

The report outlines:

  • UK and international evidence about the association between family poverty and child abuse and neglect;
  • UK and international evidence about the impact of childhood abuse or neglect on poverty in adulthood;
  • evidence about the costs of child abuse and neglect;
  • strengths and weaknesses in the evidence base;
  • implications for policy-making.

The report on the Relationship between Poverty and Child Abuse and Neglect is now available on the Joseph Rowntree Foundation website.