Practice Guidance

Neglect: why is love not enough?

Description_of_image_used_in_neglect_why_is_love_not_enough_mother_and_child_holding_hands Photo: Gary Brigden

Introduction

Key message In the context of a mother who is neglecting her child, it is often written in reports and assessments that it is a strength that the mother loves her child. Equally, when I have undertaken serious case reviews I have met frontline professionals who say “but she really loved her child”, as if […]

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