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Neglecting the issue

Impact, causes and responses to child neglect in the UK

Child neglect is the most pervasive form of child abuse in the UK today. It robs children of the childhood they deserve – that is their right – and leaves broken families, dashed aspirations and misery in its wake. And, while we know more about the causes and consequences of neglect than ever before, it remains the biggest reason for a child to need protection. As a society, it is in our power to change this.