Child neglect is preventable - not inevitable, says Peter Wanless
Child neglect is still very much a problem in 2015, and it's taking a massive human and economic toll. Child neglect happens when a parent or carer is not meeting the basic needs of a child, such as the need for love, physical care or safety.
Across the UK, we know that far too many childhoods are damaged by neglect, very often because parents are facing problems that they can't solve alone.
But child neglect is preventable - not inevitable.
Over the next month, we'll be sharing with you our learning from newly published reports and our service evaluations, as we put child neglect in the spotlight.
We'll examine what we can all do earlier, to prevent neglect causing children lasting harm and disrupting family life.