Practice Guidance

Presenting evidence on neglect in court: quick guide

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Introduction

Key messages As a frontline social worker I, along with colleagues, used to bemoan the fact that neglect was the hardest category to evidence in court. But in seven years of undertaking reviews, including serious case reviews, I have now changed my mind. It is in fact the way evidence is presented to the court that […]

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