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child neglect

Failure by those responsible for caring for a child to provide for the child's nutritional, emotional, or physical needs.
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A man and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of child neglect after three children had to be rescued from a smoke-filled flat
"Whatever the reasons for the increase in child neglect, there is something we can all do about it now.
NSPCC chief executive Peter Wanless said: "It's unclear exactly why the number of child neglect and cruelty offences has risen so dramatically, but greater public awareness and improvements in how police record offences could be factors, along with deeper societal issues."
The Helpline is run by child protection professionals, including social workers, teachers and health specialists, and just PS5 pays for the Helpline to answer a call about child neglect.
'Some parents have forgotten that child neglect is child abuse, [which is] considered as a crime under Republic Act 7610 or the Special Protection of Children Against Abuse, Exploitation, and Discrimination,' Orogo said in a statement on Thursday.
Shortly after the rescue a man in his 40s, and a woman in her 30s, were both arrested on suspicion of child neglect.
CHILD neglect services in Stockton are getting better but there is still room for improvement.
Evidence of child neglect has been appeal for year in thar where malnutrition has been linked to the death of at least 155 children so for this year; almost 50 facatities occurred in March alone.
A recent report released by Childline Kenya said the most frequently reported abuse was child neglect at 116 cases, followed by physical abuse and sexual abuse at 100 and 76 respectively.
The NSPCC refers an average of six reports of child neglect to Birmingham police and social services every week.
REPORTS of child neglect in Wales have reached a record high, according to new figures published by the NSPCC.

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