Tackling child
neglect early

Neglect affects up to 1 in 10 children, and that’s too many.

Neglect's damaging to children’s physical, mental and emotional development. Too many children across the UK are suffering. They don't get the help they need. Social workers and police officers often feel powerless to help.

We've successfully campaigned to update the criminal law on child neglect and made it easier for people to report their concerns. But much more needs to happen. It is time for Government to take a lead and develop a joined-up strategy to tackle child neglect.

Our projects target the causes of neglect and support families that are at risk through community projects and services. We have also lobbied governments and commissioned research, speaking to over 18,000 children, young people, parents and professionals to hear their views.

Sometimes no-one believes you. No-one comes to your house to see what's going on. So no-one might know or can tell from the outside.

Chole, young person

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