Safeguarding Children - Information regarding Neglect

Safeguarding Children - Information regarding Neglect

Information to help professionals working with, or caring for children/young people in an employed or voluntary role in safeguarding and promoting welfare.

Safeguarding Children - Information regarding Neglect

Web Page to provide information about Neglect

This web page on Child Neglect aims to update you on our progress regarding the relaunch of the NSCB Neglect Strategy. The NSCB wants to ensure that we are able to identify children and young people, whose needs may be neglected by their care givers, at the earliest point so that appropriate services can be provided to address this and prevent the need for statutory intervention.

What do Serious Case Reviews tell us about child neglect?
Neglected children may not speak out or tell anyone what is happening. They may hide and minimise the abuse they are suffering; they may need to keep quiet to survive.

Learning from published national case reviews highlights that professionals from all agencies must be able to;
  • Recognise the different types of neglect
  • Take timely action to safeguarding children
  • Understand the impact of cumulative and long term effects of neglect
Many SCR’s show that there are missed opportunities, professionals may individually have concerns about a neglected child, but too frequently these concerns do not trigger effective action. Ensure that your safeguarding knowledge is up to date.
Core information
Core information
The Core info leaflet series is based on a collaborative project by the NSPCC, Cardiff University and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH).

CORE-INFO: Emotional neglect and emotional abuse in pre-school children

CORE-INFO: Neglect or emotional abuse in children aged 5-14

CORE-INFO: Neglect or emotional abuse in teenagers aged 13-18
Practice Guidance
Training and Videos
Resources