Neglect: learning from case reviews

Last updated: 04 Sep 2018 Topics: Case reviews Neglect

Summary of risk factors and learning for improved practice around neglect

Neglect is a serious form of harm. Both families and professionals can become overwhelmed and demoralised by issues of neglect. Children may experience repeated attempts by professionals to try and improve the situation.

Published case reviews highlight that professionals face a big challenge in identifying and taking timely action on neglect.

The learning from these reviews highlights that professionals from all agencies must be able to:

  • recognise physical and emotional neglect
  • understand the impact of cumulative and long term effects of neglect
  • take timely action to safeguard children.

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Published: September 2015