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Here are the resources we found for neglect for professionals:
Child Protection: An Introduction – Online Course
This 3 hour course covers the basics of children’s welfare and how to approach situations where you believe a child may be in a dangerous situation. The topics covered in this course include how to recognise possible child abuse, how to respond appropriately, how to report concerns about a child and how to record what you have seen in reference to a child’s welfare.
Child Protection in Schools – Online Course
This short course takes about three hours to complete and covers topics such as how to recognise possible abuse, how to respond appropriately, how to report any concerns about a young person and how to record your observations. Following each section, there is five short questions to test whether you understood the information. Upon completion of the course, each participants gets a personalised certificate to confirm that they completed the course.
Neglect is the persistent failure to meet a child’s basic physical and/or psychological needs such that it is likely to result in the serious impairment of health or development. Neglect is also the most common form of chil abuse. If you work with children and families, you can educate yourself in how to spot the signs of neglect with this online course.
The National Association for People Abused in Childhood
NAPAC (the National Association for People Abused in Childhood) offers support to adult survivors of all types of childhood abuse, including physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect. A freephone helpline is available and the support team can also be contacted by email. Training courses are provided for professionals who support adult survivors of child abuse.
Child maltreatment is any action causing potentially significant harm to a child. Maltreatment can be initiated by an adult or a child. It can involve physical, sexual, verbal or emotional abuse; neglect or exploitation. This webpage from Mentally Healthy Schools covers the impact of maltreatment on mental health, the effect of maltreatment on development, child abuse and safeguarding, top tips for teachers, recognising sexual abuse, schools and safeguarding duties, spotting the signs of child maltreatment, and what schools can do.