Poverty a key factor in a third of serious case reviews

Fiona Simpson
Thursday, March 5, 2020

More than a third of serious case reviews submitted over three years cited poverty as a key factor leading to the abuse or death of a child, a new government review has found.

Poverty is linked to factors including neglect, substance abuse and poor mental health, the report states. Picture: Adobe Stock
Poverty is linked to factors including neglect, substance abuse and poor mental health, the report states. Picture: Adobe Stock

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