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Neglect

Child Neglect

Neglect remains the most common form of child maltreatment in this country, and is the most common reason for a child being subject to child protection measures. Neglect is extremely damaging to children in the short and long term, affecting physical, cognitive and emotional development, behaviour and opportunities. Key to effective help for neglected children is that their plight is spotted early and that something is done to help them.

 

Resources from the ESCB Conference on Child Neglect are now available below, as well as important national guidance and other resources.

 

ESCB Policy

 

Neglect Practice Guidance

 

Pre-birth assessment multi-agency protocol

 

National Resources

 

Thinking About Adolescent Neglect - a review of research and professionals briefing

 

Spotlight on preventing child neglect: an overview of learning from NSPCC services and research

 

Summary of the risk factors and learning in serious case reviews for improved practice around neglect from the NSPCC Information Service

 

Practice resources for working with families with alcohol or substance misuse issues and resources to help children understand these issues

 

 

Resources from ESCB Conference

 

Morning speakers

 

'The Child Protection Journey Essex' - Professor Ray Jones

 

Essex Police 'Neglect and the Law' - DCI Tracey Harman

 

Real life story summary of speech - Collette Elliott

 

 

Workshop resources

 

Child development and the impact of neglect

 

Impact of parental learning disabilities

 

Understanding the importance of parent’s history

 

Adolescent neglect