Resource Library

Joint Targeted Area Inspections

Joint inspections of the response to children experiencing neglect

Joint targeted area inspections include a ‘deep dive’ investigation – an evaluation of children and young people’s experiences. This changes periodically to investigate different themes in detail. The theme for May to December 2017 was response to children experiencing neglect.

Department for Education

DfE Research Publication on Assessing Parental Capacity to Change when Children are on Edge of Care (2014)

Childhood Neglect and Abuse: Comparing Placement Options

Indicators of Neglect: Missed Opportunities

What to do if you’re worried a child is being abused

Signs of Safety


Minding the Baby – Qualitative Findings on Implementation from the First UK Service

Spotlight on Preventing Child Neglect

Neglect Matters

Realising the potential: tackling child neglect in universal services

Neglect and its relationship to other forms of harm

How Safe are Our Children 2017

Action for Children

Child neglect and its relationship to other forms of harm – responding effectively to children’s needs


Promoting healthy weight in children, young people and families: A resource to support local authorities

NICE Guidance – Child Abuse and Neglect

An Exploration of How Social Workers Engage Neglectful Parents from Affluent Backgrounds in the Child Protection System

Understanding Adolescent Neglect

Working with parents to prevent neglect

Understanding Childhoods Report 2017

10 Talking points on preventing child abuse and neglect

Research in Practice – Engaging resistant, challenging and complex families

Research in Practice (RIP) have put together a Mapping Resource on Neglect. This selection of resources is intended to support the sector to build evidence-informed learning and development pathways in relation to child neglect. This resource can be accessed here.