Practice Guidance

Thresholds for neglect: quick guide

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Introduction

Key messages Social workers face an ongoing struggle with how best to meet the needs of a child living with neglect. I would argue that is the wrong question. Social workers should instead question: Is this child suffering significant harm as a result of the neglect?’ If the answer to that is ‘yes’ then you […]

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