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Unit 1 introduces definitions of neglect and explains how staff might recognise neglect in school.

Staff will also consider the nature of parenting and the risks of making subjective judgements about ‘good enough’ parenting. Factors that can impede parents’ ability to care adequately for their children are explored.

Aims and outcomes

  • Explore a range of indicators of neglect.
  • Identify parental factors that may contribute to neglect.
  • Recognise the prevalence of neglect.

Unit contents

  • Introduction
  • Activity guide – six categories of neglect
  • Further discussion

Unit content

Unit 1: Understanding and identifying neglect