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5.32 Neglect

Neglect is the ongoing failure to meet a child or young person's basic needs.

This includes:

  • Food, clothing and shelter;
  • A safe place to live;
  • Love, care or attention;
  • Education, health and dental care.

Neglect is the most common form of child abuse. It is dangerous and can cause serious, long-term damage to children and young people. It can result in death.

Neglect Strategies

Blackburn with Darwen Neglect Strategy

Blackpool Neglect Strategy

Lancashire Multi Agency Neglect Strategy

Neglect Indicators and Toolkits