Social Mobility Commission, May 2019
The Social Mobility Commission’s State of the Nation 2018 to 2019 report highlights inequality in Britain and sets out key findings and recommendations. The report finds that the gap in school attainment and income between the rich and the poor has barely shifted in the past four years. Being born privileged still means you usually remain privileged, whereas there are significant barriers to social mobility for those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
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Revolving Doors, November 2017
This literature review expands upon “Understanding the Whole Person”, a literature review by the Revolving Doors Agency that explored the common concepts for recovery and desistance across mental illness, substance misuse and criminology. This review is a narrative literature review that focuses on a range of topics relating to the role of families.
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Young Minds, July 2016
The report suggests that schools, social workers, police and NHS staff may be inadvertently re-traumatising vulnerable children because of fundamental misunderstandings about their behaviour.
Children who have been neglected, abused, bereaved or faced prejudice may communicate their feelings by being aggressive, self-destructive, withdrawn or highly sexualised. As a result, they are often treated as ‘the problem.’
This means the cause of their trauma is never addressed and they don’t receive the mental health care they need. Beyond Adversity calls on the Government, and the NHS, to keep their commitments to all of these children. It makes concrete policy and service recommendations aiming to promote trauma-informed and culturally sensitive services.
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The Children’s Society, March 2016
There is a wide variety of evidence to show that children who live in poverty are exposed to a range of risks that can have a serious impact on their mental health, including debt, poor housing and low income.
This research finds that only 1 in 10 mental health trusts see children in poverty as a priority group for access to mental health services. The report sets out a number of areas for further exploration, and makes recommendations for the government to better address the mental health needs of children and young people living in poverty.
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Revolving Doors, December 2015
This review by Revolving Doors finds that people facing complex needs and disadvantaged lives will see many common steps across their recovery journeys.
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Joseph Rowntree Foundation, June 2015
This report summarises a review of psychological research into the causes and consequences of poverty. The report covers four main subject areas: social processes, mental health, genetic and environmental factors, and neurological and cognitive effects. It evaluates the scientific methodology and theory developed by poverty researchers, and highlights the potential relevance for those involved in social policy.
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Lankelly Chase Foundation, April 2015
This study seeks to provide a statistical profile of a key manifestation of ‘severe and multiple disadvantage’ (SMD) in England. The report aims to address the fragmentation of data concerning people with complex and multiple disadvantage and so create the clearest quantitative picture possible of the reality of people’s lives. By establishing the extent to which different systems that people come into contact with overlap, the report aims to stimulate thought and action on whether single issue systems and services are any longer the most effective response.
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