Examples Of Neglect

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One form of child abuse is neglect this is constant failure to care for a child’s basic needs, physically and psychologically (Keeping Children Safe in Education 2016.) Examples of neglect are failing to provide inadequate food, clothing or shelter, denying children access to medical treatment and inadequate supervision from caregivers. Signs and symptoms of a neglected child consist of frequent poor hygiene and body odour and absences and being late for school regularly.
Another form of inflicting harm upon a child is physical abuse, ‘physical injury to a child or young person presenting with an unconvincing story for the injury,’ (Kay J, 1999). Hitting, throwing or shaking a child are types of physical abuse and common signs of this abuse
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