Neglect Keeping children safe from neglect
It can be difficult to know when to take action to protect a child from neglect.
One off signs may not mean that a child is being neglected. Knowing when a child or family need help requires someone to recognise that there are ongoing or persistent patterns of neglect.
So it’s important for concerns to be reported and recorded. This helps social workers and other professionals build up a picture of a child's life over time.
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