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Neglect

Overview

Neglect is the persistent failure to meet a child’s basic physical and/or psychological needs such that it is likely to result in the serious impairment of health or development. It’s also the most common form of child abuse.

If you work with children and families, you can educate yourself in how to spot the signs with this neglect online course.

This neglect training course covers all you need to know to be effective at spotting the signs of neglect in any context. From a definition of neglect, through examples and its effects, you'll have an all-encompassing view of the subject and how to put your understanding to work.

You'll discover how other signs like hunger, lack of hygiene and apathy can be indicators of neglect in a child as well as how to spot types of child abuse

Audience

This course is intended for everyone who works with or has contact with children, young people and their families. It’s an ideal abuse and neglect training online introduction.

Objectives

Once you’ve completed this course, you’ll have a knowledge of:

  • What neglect is
  • Who neglects children and why it happens
  • The signs and symptoms of neglect
  • The points to consider and courses of action if you suspect someone is being neglected