Neglect At a glance
Neglect is the ongoing failure to meet a child's basic needs. A child may be left hungry or dirty, without adequate clothing, shelter, supervision, medical or health care.
A child may be put in danger or not protected from physical or emotional harm. They may not get the love, care and attention they need from their parents.
A child who's neglected will often suffer from other abuse as well. Neglect is dangerous and can cause serious, long-term damage - even death.
Help and advice
Signs, symptoms and effects
Keeping children safe from neglect
Research and resources
If you're worried about a child, even if you're unsure, phone the NSPCC helpline on 0808 800 5000.
What we do about neglect
Evidence Based Decisions
Graded Care Profile
Improving parenting, improving practice
New Orleans Intervention Model
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