‘Neglect matters: A guide for young people about neglect’ is a 16-page guide from the NSPCC aimed at young people to help them understand and recogniSe neglect. It uses fictional stories and quotes to explain what neglect is, the signs to look out for, the effects it can have, and why it happens.
Topics covered include: definitions of neglect; potential warning signs; short and long term impacts; reasons neglect occurs; the importance of speaking out and getting support. It stresses that neglect is never the child’s fault. The guide provides information on who to contact for help, including Childline, social services, police, doctors and Connexions. The aim is to raise awareness, empower young people to seek support, and ultimately protect them from neglect.
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