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How words matter when facing the problem of children in care

New research from the Institute of Population Health at the University of Liverpool calls for unflinching conversations about what poverty and financial stress can do to families, and the impact on children's risk of entering ...

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A child (plural: children) is a human being between the stages of birth and puberty. The legal definition of "child" generally refers to a minor, otherwise known as a person younger than the age of majority. "Child" may also describe a relationship with a parent or authority figure, or signify group membership in a clan, tribe, or religion; it can also signify being strongly affected by a specific time, place, or circumstance, as in "a child of nature" or "a child of the Sixties."

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