Neglect can result when adults fail to meet the physical or emotional needs of the children they are responsible for. All children need food, clothing, warmth, love and attention, in order to grow and develop properly.

Warning signs

  • A child who always appears dirty and smelly
  • A child who looks thin and ill
  • A child with illnesses that have not been treated
  • Inadequate or unsuitable clothing for the weather conditions
  • A child who suffers repeated accidents
  • A child who is not safely supervised
  • A child who does not respond when given attention
  • A child who craves attention and affection from any adult

If you suspect neglect, report it