Children Affected by Poverty and Social Exclusion

Around the world, poverty and social exclusion are driving factors behind the placement of children into alternative care.  Families give up their children because they are too poor to care for them, or they feel that it is the best way to help them to access basic services such as education and health care. Discrimination and cultural taboos mean that girls, children with disabilities, ethnic minorities, children with HIV/AIDS and children born out of wedlock, make up a disproportionate number of children abandoned into alternative care.

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Kierra M. P. Sattler, Sarah A. Font - Child Maltreatment,

This study investigated rates of guardianship and adoption dissolution using a complete entry cohort from a large state foster care system and the associations between child characteristics and risk factors with dissolution.

Barbara Fallon, et al - Child Abuse & Neglect,

The objective of this paper is to report on the development and implementation strategy of a tool to be used for practice intervention during the pandemic.

Lavinia Loperfido, Melissa Burgess, Nicole Dulieu, Chiara Orlassino, Munshi Sulaiman, Silvia Mila Arlini - Save the Children International,

This report is one in a series presenting findings from the Global COVID-19 Research Study. The results presented in this report focus on implications for child poverty.

Jude Mary Cénat, Pari-Gole Noorishad, Konrad Czechowski, Sara-Emilie McIntee, Joana N. Mukunzi - Child Abuse & Neglect,

This study aimed to explore questions relating to caseworker’s training on ethnocultural diversity in connection with racial disparities and overrepresentation of Black children in child welfare services.

Leonard Munyaradzi Agere and Marilyn Agere - African Journal of Social Work,

This study explored child headed households (CHH) in South Africa.

Angélica Meinhofer, Erica Onuoha, Yohanis Angleró-Díaz, Katherine M. Keyes - Children and Youth Services Review,

This study explored the prevalence of racial/ethnic disproportionality and disparity in parental drug use (PDU) foster care entries and described children characteristics across racial/ethnic populations.

Fiona Oates - AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples,

This article outlines the views of Indigenous practitioners collected as part of a doctoral study exploring the experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander practitioners who undertake child protection work in Australia.

Aislinn Conrad, Casey Gamboni, Victoria Johnson, Armeda Stevenson Wojciak, Megan Ronnenberg - Child Abuse Review,

This literature review examined the extent to which the US child welfare system acts as an informal income maintenance programme.

Coalition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peak Organisations & Australian Governments,

The objective of this Agreement is to overcome the entrenched inequality faced by too many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people so that their life outcomes are equal to all Australians. Target 12 of this Agreement is to "by 2031, reduce the rate of over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out-of-home care by 45 per cent."

Elijah Bamgboye, Tayo Odusote, Iyabode Olusanmi, Joshua Akinyemi, Yussuf Bidemi, Ayo Adebowale, Ashaolu Gbenga, Oladapo Ladipo - African Health Sciences,

The purpose of this study from the journal of African Health Sciences was to assess the level of household hunger and associated factors among orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) households in Lagos State, Nigeria.