What is child neglect?

Neglect-  Child neglect takes the form(s) of emotional, physical,medical and/or educational neglect and occurs when caregivers fail to meet or provide the basic needs of children. Neglect can occur through either omission or through acts of commission.

Child neglect is the failure to provide any of the following :

  • a safe environment

  • adequate supervision

  • adequate nutrition

  • shelter

  • clothing

  • education

  • health and medical care