Child neglect: an English perspective

JT Selwyn, S Rose

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This study explores the perceptions of mothers of the seriousness of specific components of neglect compared with those of local authority child protection workers in England. The findings report the mothers’ overall judgements of most categories as more serious than the workers’. Workers and mothers agree on the relative harm of the categories of neglect, in particular which categories of harm are the most and least serious. Implications for social work practice, policy and research are drawn.
Translated title of the contributionChild neglect: an English perspective
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-192
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Social Work
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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Publisher: Sage


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