The 'Neglect Toolkit' is designed to assist frontline practitioners working with children and families in identifying and assessing Neglect and taking appropriate action.
We have also produced a guide to using the toolkit to assist you in using the toolkit.
- a comprehensive definition of Neglect and the different types of Neglect that may occur;
- the risk factors associated with Neglect and the effects Neglect can have on a child or young persons development;
- detailed advice on the approach and tools for frontline workers to use when they believe a child or young person is at risk of neglect;
- guidance on completing the Graded Care Profile (GCP) and how to refer to MASH;
- a Screening Tool (Appendix 3) for use by frontline staff or those who’s contact with the child is too brief to allow for a full GCP assessment;
- guidance on the importance of using chronologies when assessing neglect;
- guidance on working with families who may show signs of resistance to intervention and;
- detailed case studies to help practitioners.
The full version of the ‘NSCB Neglect Toolkit’ is available below and has also been split into smaller bite size sections for practitioners to use on a day to day basis.
NSCB Neglect Toolkit Chapters.
Last updated: 23 September 2020