Neglect – Information, tools and links to support practice
National statistics (Gov.uk statistics re children in need) in 2021, tell us that Neglect is the most common category of abuse recorded for children on protection plans, accounting for almost half of children on a plan.
The most recent Triennial Review shows that there was evidence of neglect in 74.8% of the case reviews; the following themes were identified:
- Many of the case reviews identified poverty as an issue, but it was often overlooked by practitioners or addressed on an ad hoc basis
- There was an extremely high prevalence of adverse parental and family circumstances. Often there was not one single issue, but a combination of different parental and environmental risk factors which accumulated over time
- Adolescents living with neglect were particularly vulnerable to having their needs and the risks they faced overlooked.
Our Neglect Toolkit was updated in March 2022.
You can read the full toolkit here South Gloucestershire Neglect Toolkit Update 2022
Part one of the toolkit gives information about neglect and part two contains a variety of tools that practitioners can use with children and families.
If you just want to read Part One you can do that here Neglect Toolkit Part One March 2022
If you just want to Access the Tools you can do that here Neglect toolkit Part Two (Tools) March 2022
In the Downloads section on this page the individual tools are available as PDF documents so that you can just download a tool and have it ready to use straight away without hunting through the longer document.
Want to know more? Bitesize Training about Neglect and the toolkit is AVAILABLE HERE – Click to book a place