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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CHILD NEGLECT She said that the children have been scavenging for a living at Kinja market while their mother engages in drinking sprees in local bars.
It continues: "A 40-year-old man and a 40-year-old woman have both been arrested on suspicion of child neglect in connection with the incident."
A 44-year-old woman from Acocks Green has been arrested on suspicion of child neglect and remains in police custody, the force said.
A MUM is being quizzed by police on suspicion of child neglect after her son died in a caravan parked on the family's driveway.
A WOMAN has been arrested on suspicion of child neglect and a drugs offence after a four-year-old boy took an unknown substance at Liverpool's Adelphi Hotel.
A list of 21 key signs of child neglect has been published to help the public keep an eye out for vulnerable kids.
She suggested that it was the responsibility of the government, parents and society to ensure that children had access to child protection system at national level that would effectively prevent children from any risky situation, respond promptly to child abuse case, take action of child neglect, exploitation and violence against children cases all over the country.
Mary Elizabeth Moore, 34, of Delaware County, was charged with two counts of felony child neglect, after her 5-year-old and 3-year-old children were hospitalized at the intensive care unit in Saint Francis Hospital, Tulsa.
THE cost of child neglect is PS15bn every year, an MP has told the Commons.
To raise awareness of child neglect - the most common type of abuse affecting children in the UK - the NSPCC has launched its Light For Every Childhood Christmas Appeal.
Peter Wanless, the charity's CEO, said: "It's unclear exactly why the number of child neglect and cruelty offences has risen so dramatically, but greater public awareness and improvements in how police record offences could be factors, along with deeper societal issues.

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