Practice Guidance

Different types of neglect: quick guide

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Introduction

Key messages Neglect is a broad category with varying degrees. Use the legal definition of neglect to guide you but then break it down further. Consider each of these categories, as defined by Jan Horwath (2007) Medical neglect Is the family missing appointments, is medication not given etc.? What is the impact on the child? […]

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