NSCB Neglect Strategy 2015 - 2017
The neglect of children and young people is one of the most difficult areas within the child care and protection field to identify, assess and intervene in. The impact of neglect on children and young people can be enormous. Neglect causes great distress to children, leading to poor health, educational and social outcomes as well as being potentially fatal. Lives are destroyed, children’s abilities to make secure attachments are affected and their ability to attend and achieve at school is reduced. Their emotional health and wellbeing is often compromised and this impacts on their success in adulthood and their ability to parent in the future.
The Northamptonshire Neglect Strategy has been developed to ensure our workforce (including services that work with vulnerable adults) is able to recognise neglect and provide an effective response which will improve outcomes for children, young people and their families. Integral in the strategy is the identification and engagement of families at the earliest opportunity by preventative services, including effective assessment and development of a clear action plan.
Last updated: 16 October 2015