Monday, April 1, 2019

We have launched our refreshed multi-agency strategy to assist practitioners in tackling Neglect.

Neglect is the ongoing failure to meet a child or young person's basic needs – it is the most common form of child abuse.  The strategy comes with supporting resources such as a quick reference guide and a short clip to summarise the purpose of the strategy and some of the key elements of neglect.  Good practice materials have also been collated from national organisations to support practitioners in confidently identifying and assessing neglect appropriately.

Access the strategy and supporting resources here.

Neglect Strategy Image

Reporting Neglect

If you're worried that a child or young person is suffering Neglect, you can speak to:

  • Children's Social Care on 0300 123 6720
  • Police on 101 (or 999 if someone is in immediate danger)
  • NSPCC Helpline on 0808 800 5000