Poverty and ACEs - new research summary available

06 February 2020

Research shows a very clear relationship between the socioeconomic circumstances in which children are raised and their risk of experiencing ACEs.

Our recent systematic review of the relationship between childhood socioeconomic position (e.g. poverty) and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) is now available online

With levels of child poverty projected to increase markedly (both in Scotland, and elsewhere in the UK), any policy approach to address ACEs must both support those currently affected by childhood adversity and also prevent further adversity by addressing poverty and socioeconomic inequality. 

Read a two-page summary of the research (PDF)