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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In Durham, 86 cases of child neglect reported were deemed so serious that they required the involvement of police or local authority, between April 2011 and March 2012.
It said professionals such as teachers and health workers are increasingly aware of child neglect, yet are unsure of what to do.
A HUDDERSFIELD mum is to stand trial next year on a child neglect charge.
The data also showed three in five of those who admit child neglect or cruelty avoided court action.
Summary: Too many people are turning a blind eye to child neglect, a charity has warned.
A TEESSIDE mother has been arrested on suspicion of child neglect after she allegedly left her children at home while she went on holiday.
They were being held at the Lane County Jail on charges of unlawful manufacture and possession of a controlled substance and child neglect.
One turned down Friday would have given Michael Gentry two years in prison if he and his wife pleaded guilty to either felony child neglect or involuntary manslaughter.
But Mr Morgan told magistrates in Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales: "The parents of Madeleine McCann were guilty of child neglect for leaving their little girl much longer than my client.
AMID Wales MP is bidding to change child neglect laws that date back to the 19th century, which he claims are now "nonsense".
A recent report released by Childline Kenya said the most frequently reported abuse was child neglect at 116 cases, followed by physical abuse and sexual abuse at 100 and 76 respectively.
His mother was eventually located and was arrested on suspicion of child neglect.

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