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Neglect: learning from case reviews

Summary of risk factors and learning for improved practice around neglect

Publication date December 2022

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, emotional, medical and educational neglect
  • understand the cumulative and long term impact of neglect
  • take timely action to safeguard children.

Published: December 2022

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