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Morag C. Treanor

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781447334668

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447334668.001.0001

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Adversity and poverty

Adversity and poverty

(p.159) 9 Adversity and poverty
Child Poverty

Morag C. Treanor

Policy Press

Chapter nine looks at the children who are particularly vulnerable and who are at increased risk of living in poverty. Some of these children are living outwith the protection of family and community, e.g. looked after children and refugee/asylum-seeking children, which enhances their risk of poverty and lack of support. Other children are bearing inappropriate levels of responsibility and are a hidden population, such as young carers. There is also a proportion of children who experience trauma and adversity in childhood, sometimes called ‘adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) - such as parental mental health issues, domestic abuse or a parent in prison - that put them at particular risk. These adverse circumstances can also make children more likely to experience complex needs in adulthood, such as homelessness, imprisonment, addiction or mental health issues. It is often the case that these particular adversities are confused with poverty, and there is often the assumption that all children living in poverty are exposed to adverse experiences. This chapter shows that, while it is the minority of children who experience additional adversities in childhood, they comprise a group of children in great need of dedicated services and a dedicated policy response.

Keywords:   Particularly vulnerable children, Refugee and asylum seeking children, Looked after children, Adverse Childhood Experiences, ACEs

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