baby news ages 0 - 1 year · health and safety for babies and children · pre-school 2 - 5 years

That 5 year old child at school really stinks

This week we look at child abuse today, we focus on child neglect.

Child abuse How do you know when a child is being neglected?

 are there tell tale signs to look out for with child neglect?

Sometimes no a child being neglected may keep everything hidden but there are often tell tale signs to look out for ….

  • Constantly hungry
  • Poor personal hygiene may smell
  • child is Constantly tired
  • Poor state of clothing,ie unwashed sizes way too big or too small or clothing not weather appropriate.
  • Emaciation
  • Untreated medical conditions
  • No social relationships
  • Compulsive scavenging
  • Destructive tendencies

Whether child abuse is a slap, a harsh comment, stony silence, or not knowing if there will be food to eat, the end result is a child that feel unsafe, uncared for, and alone and unloved.Neglected children are not getting their physical and emotional needs met.


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