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Spotlight on preventing child neglect: An overview of learning from NSPCC services and research

Child neglect is still very much with us in 2015, and it is taking a massive human and economic toll. Across the UK, we know that far too many childhoods are terribly damaged by neglect, very often because parents are facing problems that they can’t solve alone, and may even have given up on things ever improving.

But child neglect is preventable – not inevitable.

This Spotlight report examines what we can all do earlier to prevent neglect causing children lasting harm and disrupting family life. We provide the evidence for more hopeful messages.