Rich parents ‘use status to disrupt child protection probes’

Affluent parents suspected of child neglect are using their “status and privilege” to undermine investigations and the work of social workers, researchers have claimed.

 Researchers found that affluent parents can use their status to try to deflect attention away from concerns about their parenting.

As part of a study into neglect among rich families, academics from Goldsmiths University interviewed social workers and other children’s services professionals across 12 councils.

The majority of child protection concerns related to affluent families involve emotional neglect, according to the research, although sexual abuse, child sexual exploitation and emotional abuse were also uncovered.

Read the full article on this link to Children and Young People Now

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