'Take your action for children' neglect campaign
child should be neglected. That's why we're campaigning to make the
UK wake up to neglect.
Studies suggest that up to 10% of all children in Britain are
neglected. That's more than twice the number of children born in
the UK in 2007.
We are campaigning to improve the way child neglect is tackled,
and highlighting the importance of intervening early to help
families with emerging issues, before they become long-term
We're encouraging governments to spend more - and more wisely -
on public services that focus on early intervention, and we're
raising desperately needed money to develop targeted, effective
initiatives that tackle the key causes of neglect. We work with
thousands of vulnerable families already but there are many more
families out there who need our help.
Examples of our work
- We are working with the Universities of Sterling and Dundee on
a project called Action on Neglect.
- We are developing a
UK neglect intervention project with the University of Salford
to help better identify neglect and stop it as early as
- We have
commissioned surveys of police, social and healthcare workers,
parents and young people in order to get views from the front line
on child neglect.
- We are actively involved in commenting and lobbying on issues
such as potential welfare budget cuts,
child safeguarding and foster care.
- We are building on our existing partnerships with social care
and charitable organisations, the government, celebrities
and companies across the country
to raise awareness of neglect.
- Click here
to read and watch stories of our success working with children
who have been neglected.
- Click here to view wonderful artwork created
by service users about our campaign.