Monday 27 April 2015
Young  girl sitting by the window and crying

Child neglect in 2011 is a review by Action for Children in partnership with the University of Stirling

It enables us to fill in the gaps that presently exist about the situation for, and response to, neglected children across the UK and creates a picture of the current situation.

While an understanding of neglect and the terrible consequences it can have is growing, we must accept that most social workers feel "powerless" to intervene and that local authorities are not recording the prevalence of neglect outside of data required for child protection plans.

Our aim now is to stimulate a debate on the recording and tackling of neglect, with specific emphasis on early intervention.

Summary report
Full report