child neglect

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Noun1.child neglect - failure of caretakers to provide adequate emotional and physical care for a childchild neglect - failure of caretakers to provide adequate emotional and physical care for a child
abuse, ill-treatment, ill-usage, maltreatment - cruel or inhumane treatment; "the child showed signs of physical abuse"
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Holub was jailed for life with an order to serve a minimum of 20 years after admitting murder, child neglect and child cruelty at Leicester Crown Court.
A WOMAN was arrested on suspicion of child neglect after a baby was allegedly left alone at a house in Netherton.
While our figures suggest an encouraging increase in public awareness of child neglect, it is a scandal that people simply don't know what to do when they think a child is not being cared for or where to go to raise the alarm that a child in their street may be in serious danger.
POLICE have arrested a man on suspicion of child neglect following reports that a person tried to sell a baby in a shopping arcade.
The 41-year-old woman and a 39-year-old man were arrested in Trinity Street, Coventry city centre, at 3pm on Sunday on suspicion of child neglect.
CHILDREN'S groups have welcomed a breakthrough in their efforts to protect young people from emotional abuse and ensure that child neglect is treated as a criminal offence.
He said the move would give police the chance to tackle "the very, very worst cases of child neglect when all other interventions have failed.
Two people have been charged with first-degree child neglect, and a child has been removed by state officials and placed with her grandmother, after a search warrant was served at a Junction City home on Deal Street on Saturday, Junction City police said.
A NEW government web portal though which the public can report concerns about child neglect has been launched.
In particular, we need to recognize child neglect as an urgent public health issue.
Cops at Al Qusais police station track child neglect case of an Emirati for four years.
A MUM has been sentenced for child neglect after being found in a drug-induced "stupor" at her Brighouse home.

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