Did you know that neglect is the most common form of child abuse and often goes unreported? Whether it’s educational, physical, medical or emotional neglect – each kind has detrimental and long lasting effects.
Neglect is defined as: “a substantial risk of physical, mental or emotional harm to the child by reason of neglect or the failure of the parent or person having parental responsibility to provide adequate food, clothing, medical treatment or accommodation for the child, and a person who leaves a child of tender years unattended for an unreasonable length of time without making reasonable provision for the child’s safety and supervision shall be deemed to have neglected the child”
Neglect is Abuse. See it. Stop it.
Department of Child
& Family Services