child neglect

Preventing child neglect in the UK: what makes services accessible to children and families?

Third annual review of child neglect in the UK undertaken by Action for Children and the University of Stirling. It emphasises the views of children and parents about seeking and receiving support.

Neglect and Serious Case Reviews

Study that provides a new contribution to our learning about neglect by exploring the  circumstances in which neglect can be catastrophic and have a fatal or seriously harmful  outcome for a child. It provides a systematic analysis of neglect in serious case reviews  (local multi-agency reviews of child deaths or serious injury where abuse or neglect is known or suspected) in England, between 2003–2011.

Action on neglect: a resource pack

Resource pack produced by a small team from the University of Stirling and Action for Children and the University of Dundee which draws on a year long process of knowledge exchange with three groups of practitioners and managers working with children in 
different areas of England.

Evaluation of the Action for Children UK Neglect Project

During a 5-year intensive family support (IFS) programme to provide effective, lasting intervention for families and children most in need Action for Children created a redefined focus on neglect in a selection of sites across the UK: the UK Neglect Project.

The 'Red Book': impact of UK government spending decisions on children, young people and families 2010/11

The ‘Red Book’ is the Government’s financial statement and budget report. It contains economic analysis and summarises the annual budget tax measures.

This annual publication will identify the impact of decisions made in the 2010 spending review on the lives of the most vulnerable and neglected children and young people. It is based on the views of the social care professionals working in Action for Children services. The economic literature review is provided by the Social Market Foundation.

How to assist staff in identifying children at risk of abuse or neglect : training for protection : training activity template

This training activity consists of 20 case scenarios and staff are asked to identify whether or not each scenario constitutes abuse of neglect. They are also asked to consider the needs of children at each developmental stage. These exercises can be done individually initially but require group discussion to explore issues effectively.

Neglect Matters - A multi-agency guide for professionals working together on behalf of teenagers

The neglect of adolescents involves many aspects of their lives – for example, what happens within their families, particularly as they become young adults; their health and wellbeing; or their education. This means that working with young people who have been neglected inevitably involves more than one agency and the expertise of their staff. There is a need for both agencies and practitioners to work together.

Neglect, risk and resilience

This podcast presents Professor Brigid Daniel speaking about neglect, risk and resilience.

National guidance for child protection in Scotland: consultation

Scottish Government consultation on the revised guidance on child protection, to replace the 1998 guidance.

Hidden lives revealed

Hidden Lives Revealed focuses on the period 1881-1918, and includes unique archive material about poor and disadvantaged children cared for by The Waifs and Strays' Society. The Society cared for children across England and Wales - in both the densest urban conurbations and some of the smallest rural villages. The Waifs and Strays' Society looked after about 22,500 children between its foundation in 1881 and the end of World War One. The Waifs and Strays' Society became the Church of England Children's Society in 1946 and is now known as The Children's Society.