Professional Understandings of Child Neglect in Namibia. Policy Briefing

Vicky Sharley*, Janetta Ananias, Emma Leonard, Alyson Rees

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The study undertaken in 2018 investigated how child neglect is understood both by staff in schools and social workers in statutory organisations in Namibia. Data was collected through semi-structured interviews with practitioners across three (of the fourteen) ethnically and linguistically diverse regions in the country. interview questions were framed around understandings of children’s basic needs and explored practitioners’ thoughts, feelings, and experiences of responding to child neglect. This briefing makes recommendations for policy and practice to support practitioners in understanding child neglect and improve the overall health and welfare of children in Namibia.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBristol
Number of pages2
VolumeBriefing 90
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jul 2020

Structured keywords

  • SPS Children and Families Research Centre


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