Neglect Research and resources

Below is a selection of our child protection research, leaflets, guidance, evaluations and safeguarding resources on neglect.

Home alone guide

Advice to help parents decide when it is safe to leave their children home alone and how to choose a babysitter or childminder.

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Helpline highlight: more people contacting the NSPCC with concerns about neglected children

Reports a rise in people contacting the NSPCC who were concerned about children being neglected. Part of the NSPCC's Helpline highlight series.

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Learning from case reviews - Health: learning from case reviews

Lessons from case reviews published since 2013, which have highlighted lessons for health professionals to improve safeguarding practice. 

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Learning from case reviews - Returning children home from care: learning from case reviews

Lessons from case reviews published since 2010, which have highlighted lessons for returning children home from care.

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Emotional neglect and emotional abuse in pre-school children: Core info leaflet

Leaflet summarising what we currently know about children under 6 who have been emotionally neglected or abused. Part of the Core info leaflet series.

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Neglect or emotional abuse in children aged 5-14: Core info leaflet

A leaflet summarising how neglect and emotional abuse affects children aged 5 to 14. Part of the Core info leaflet series.

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Neglect or emotional abuse in teenagers: Core info leaflet

Leaflet on what is currently known about teenagers’ experiences of neglect and emotional harm. Part of the Core info leaflet series.

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Be there for every child's mental health

Join us in calling on the government to help our Childline service be there for every child. 

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Search our library catalogue for publications on neglect

Find practice resources on neglect in our library

Our library is the UK's largest collection of child protection publications. Browse a list of practice resources and reports to help professionals tackle child neglect. 

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Find research on neglect in our library

Browse reseach articles, reports and publications on child neglect in the UK's only library dedicated to child protection.

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Legislation, policy and guidance

Details of legislation, policy and guidance about child neglect in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

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Facts and statistics about neglect

Child neglect is the most common form of child abuse, but it isn't always easy to identify.

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