Child Neglect — Is the problem getting worse?

13 October 2009

A new report suggests that child neglect is a growing problem. A new report from Action for Children suggests that we’ve got a worsening situation on our hands. Health professionals, nursery teachers, midwives, doctors, primary teachers and┬ásocial workers are reporting a rise in child neglect.

But what precisely are the indications that a child is being neglected?

And what can be done about it?

The report explores the issues in an interesting fashion. I appeared on BBC Breakfast, talking about it, suggesting that primary school teachers were reporting increasingly that children were arriving at school not toilet trained or able to hold a knife and fork.

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