Category Archive: Child Neglect

Sep 22

WALES/ENGLAND – Bill to reform criminal law of child neglect fails to receive second reading in Commons

  Rescheduled second reading set for November   The Children’s charity Action for Children is calling on MPs not to ignore the needs of vulnerable neglected children after a bill to reform the law on child neglect failed to get a hearing in parliament. Head of Public Affairs and Campaigns, Matthew Downie, said: “We’re frustrated …

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Sep 22

UK – Parents ‘should be prosecuted for not loving or ignoring their children’

Parents who deliberately starve their children of love and affection could be guilty of a criminal offence under new plans to be put before MPs. The Baby P case involved both emotional and physical abuse, says Mark Williams Photo: PA A proposed change to the child neglect laws would make “emotional abuse” of a child a …

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Jun 27

WALES/ENGLAND – MP seeks to widen legal definition of neglect

An MP will today launch a bid to make the emotional and psychological neglect of children a crime The current legal definition of neglect only covers physical harm. Image: MorgueFile A private member’s bill being tabled by Liberal Democrat MP Mark Williams seeks to extend the legal definition of child neglect to include emotional neglect …

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Mar 22

ENGLAND – Impact of child neglect underestimated, warns NSPCC

Charity calls for more social work expertise in identifying child neglect Child neglect is not being taken seriously enough and should be treated with the same urgency as physical or sexual abuse, says NSPCC. New research,  conducted by the University of East Anglia  on behalf of the charity, has revealed that of children known to …

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Mar 21

ENGLAND – Child neglect danger ‘underestimated’

Neglect is one of the reasons children are put on the child protection register Child neglect should be taken as seriously as physical or sexual abuse because some cases will lead to death or long-term damage, a charity is warning. The NSPCC says neglect was a factor in many recent cases where children in England …

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Feb 20

ENGLAND – Baby P social workers begin their case at Court of Appeal

Maria Ward and Gillie Christou will appear at the Court of Appeal today to appeal against their sacking Gillie Christou (left) and Maria Ward (right) Two social workers sacked by Haringey council in the wake of the Baby Peter tragedy will appear at the Court of Appeal today to argue they were unfairly dismissed. Lawyers acting …

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