Race, social class, and child abuse: Content and strength of medical professionals’ stereotypes

Date: 21 March 2019 Black and poor children are overrepresented at every stage of the child welfare system, from suspicion of abuse to substantiation. Focusing on stereotypes as a source of bias that leads to...

Travellers turned away from GP surgeries despite NHS guidance

Travellers and other vulnerable groups without a fixed address or proof of ID are being turned away from GP surgeries despite NHS guidance that they should be treated, a charity has claimed. The Friends...

Young pregnant women and risk for mental disorders: findings from an early pregnancy cohort

8 March 2019   BackgroundYoung women aged 16–24 are at high risk of common mental disorders (CMDs), but the risk during pregnancy is unclear. AimsTo compare the population prevalence of CMDs in pregnant...

Category - Marginalised & Excluded

Cost of domestic abuse

The charity Hestia has published findings from analysis carried out by the charity Pro Bono Economics into the cost of failing to provide support to children exposed to domestic violence. The report, which focuses on the long term costs incurred by...

Violence against women and girls

The Home Office has published updates to its Strategy to end violence against women and girls (VAWG) for England and Wales. Updates include: progress in delivering actions committed to through the 2016 VAWG Strategy; additional programmes of work...

Measuring loneliness

  The What Works Centre for Wellbeing has published a guide on measuring loneliness aimed at charities and social enterprises in the UK. The guidance includes recommended loneliness measures for children including recommended questions to use...

Gang violence

  The Children’s Commissioner for England has published a report looking at children and young people in England who are members of gangs. The report is based on findings from a 12 month engagement programme with children, their families and...