You will have read or heard about the updated Children's Social Health Monitor released today.
It examines the effect of the recession on things like unemployment, benefit dependence, deprivation, ill-health and hospital admissions.
But the following graphs highlight that dependence on the DPB isn't enormously effected by the unemployment rate. With or without a recession, far too many children rely on the DPB and subsequently are 'poor'.
The next graphs, also extracted from today's report, highlight that child hospital admission rates for assault, neglect or maltreatment are ten times higher in the poorest decile compared to the wealthiest (which coincides exactly with the teenage birth rate.)
Following that is the ethnic breakdown.
How many times have you heard PC, self-deceiving types saying that abuse happens across all of society? I suppose technically that is true but it is intended to detract attention from where most of it happens.
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