Our series of factsheets
helps professionals understand, identify and respond effectively to cases of child neglect. The series covers what neglect is, thresholds for intervention, a child's needs and rights, how to identify a neglected child and the effects of neglect on children.
Explore what research
tells us about child neglect, its causes and new ways of recognising and helping neglected children.
Find practical tips, advice and guidance for professionals working with families to help protect children from neglect on our page of practice resources
Read about why the NSPCC is calling for key changes to how the government and practitioners deal with cases of child neglect in our briefing
Over 22,000 children in the UK are registered under a category that includes neglect. See more statistics
The NSPCC is delivering four services
specifically aimed at helping neglected children and their families in addition to our generic services to protect all children from abuse and neglect.