Practice Guidance

What makes a child vulnerable to neglect?

Description_of_image_used_in_what_makes_child_vulnerable_to_neglect_quick_guide_child_playing_with_dangerous_objects_left_alone Photo: Gary Brigden

Introduction

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 are sometimes referred to as the toxic trio because they have been identified as common features of families where there is maltreatment of children. But, it is important to remember that […]

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