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Educational Neglect Advice

The Department for Education states that persistent failure to send children to school is a clear indication of neglect. Similarly, the NSPCC identifies “not ensuring a child receives an education” as one of the four primary forms of neglect.

Working Together to Safeguard Children defines neglect as, “the persistent failure to meet a child’s basic physical, emotional, and/or psychological needs, likely to result in the serious impairment of the child’s health or development”.

To gain a greater understanding of educational neglect and its significance, as well as guidance on what to do if you are concerned a child may be experiencing educational neglect, download the Educational Neglect Advice for professionals. Also see, the educational neglect case study – Freya for further learning.