The social gradient in children's social care: what it is and what to do about it
There is a significant social gradient for children’s social care services, which means they disproportionately intervene with children from more deprived backgrounds. Addressing these inequalities requires a shift from late to early intervention and investment in a public health approach to child welfare.
In this webinar, Professor Rick Hood will present recent research evidence on:
- The social gradient in children’s social care - understanding what it is and why it matters.
- How the shift from prevention to intervention exacerbates inequalities in child and family social work.
- Rural poverty and inequality.
- The need for a realignment of services from targeted interventions to a public health approach to child welfare.
- The challenges faced and the steps leaders might take to realign services.
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