Institutional Care and Poverty: Evidence and Policy Review
The general aim of the study was to conduct an international evidence and policy review of "institutional care" and poverty in order to identify effective and costed strategies for reducing the risks in the four countries of the UK.

...Our primary definition of "institutional care" was that the state assumes a full legal responsibility for the residence and daily care of an individual and this care takes place in a designated physical setting....This definition includes: homes, residential schools, and units for children and vulnerable adults in the care of the state, prisons and other places of detention (immigration centres); psychiatric secure hospitals and centres....

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