Neglect is the persistent failure to meet a child’s basic physical and/or psychological needs, likely to result in the serious impairment of the child’s health or development.
It may involve a parent or carer failing to provide:
- adequate food, shelter and clothing;
- to protect a child from physical harm or danger;
- to ensure access to appropriate medical care or treatment or;
- to provide a child’s basic emotional needs.
- National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland 2014 (refer to part 1)
- Action on Neglect. A Resource Pack (2013)
- Oral and Dental Aspects of Child Abuse and Neglect (2015)
- The state of child neglect in the UK (2013)
- Preventing Child Neglect in the UK - what makes services accessible to children and families? (2014)
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