Practice Guidance

What makes a child vulnerable to neglect?

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Key messages Research tends to be based on maltreatment generally, and not specific to categories of abuse. Domestic abuse, substance misuse and mental ill-health have been identified as common features of families where there is maltreatment of children. But, it is important to remember that none of the risk factors described here are predictors of […]

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