Despite its prevalence, child neglect receives relatively little attention. But if we are to protect children from significant harm we need to stop neglecting neglect. This is also the subject of a major conference in London on 19 April 2007, see page 19. Early intervention is the key, so we look at the negative impact neglect has on child development; the factors that influence a practitioner’s decision to refer a case of neglect; and we guide you through the graded care profile – an operational approach to intervention.
Tackling child neglect: David Howe explains the importance of understanding child development
Tackling child neglect: Jan Horwath considers factors around referring neglect cases
Tackling child neglect: Patrick Ayre on the graded care profile’s benefits
Interview: Beatrix Campbell and Judith Jones on their new play, Blame
Theatre Review – Blame