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Child Neglect Training Course

Our Child Neglect training course is designed to help those in an education setting broaden and understand child neglect laws and what to do if they suspect a child is at risk. This online CPD accredited course is suitable for anyone who works with or has contact with children and young people.

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About this Child Neglect Course

Learning how to safeguard children is essential for everyone, especially for those working with children on a regular basis. This CPD accredited Child Neglect training course teaches your staff what neglect is, how to recognise the effects of neglect, understand the work of professionals in children's social care and, most importantly, how to spot and report any of their concerns.

This online Child Neglect course also goes into detail about the effects on physical and mental health emotions, along with the cost and effects of neglect to society as a whole.

Child neglect is the most common form of child abuse, so it's important your staff have the correct knowledge and confidence on how to respond to child neglect appropriately. It is also important that any person working with children knows the up-to-date child neglect UK laws. Under the Child Neglect Act (Children and Young Persons Act 1933) anyone who neglects a child is guilty of an offence.

Duration Duration Dependent on delivery method, this Child Neglect training takes between 1-3 hours to complete and gain your certificate.
Entry & Level Entry & Level There are no barriers to entry on this online Child Neglect course. This is an awareness course, suitable for all.
Certification Certification On completion of this Child Neglect course, either download your certificate or access it at a later date online.
Accreditations Accreditations This Child Neglect training course is CPD accredited and meets Wales Legislation requirements.


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Child Neglect Course Outline

The aim of this Child Neglect training is to greater increase your knowledge of child neglect, learn to spot the signs, and the best way to report any suspected neglect. 

The key points covered in this course are:

  • What neglect is
  • Effects of neglect
  • Effective parenting and the factors
  • Work of professionals
  • Signs, indicators and reporting concerns

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Child Neglect Training Course Learning Outcomes

On completion of this online CPD accredited Child Neglect training course, learners should know and understand the following:

  • What neglect is
    Understand what neglect is and how common it is
  • Effects of neglect
    Recognise the effect of neglect and the cost of neglect on society
  • Effective parenting and the factors
    Identify key components of effective parenting and the factors that may contribute to child neglect
  • Work of professionals
    Understand the work of professionals in children’s social care
  • Signs, indicators and reporting concerns
    Identify the signs and indicators of neglect, and how to report your concerns

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Frequently Asked Questions

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What are the 4 types of Neglect?

There are 4 types of neglect including:

  1. Physical neglect - this is a child's basic needs including food, clothing or shelter.
  2. Educational neglect - a parent not giving their child an education.
  3. Emotional neglect - this could be ignoring, humiliating, intimating or isolating them.
  4. Medical neglect - this is when a child isn't given proper health care, including refusing or ignoring medical recommendations.
Why is Child Neglect training important?

Child Neglect training is important because neglect is the most common form of child abuse and anyone working with or around children and young people should be able to spot the signs and know how to appropriately report their concerns. Our Child Neglect training gives learners the essential skills and knowledge on child neglect.


Who should take this Child Neglect course?

Anyone working with, or around, children or young people should take this online Child Neglect training course including:

- teachers, teaching assistants, teaching volunteers

- children's social care staff and social workers

- health workers, school nurses, paediatricians

- early year professionals

- sport coaches, child activity leaders

What is child neglect? The most frequent kind of child abuse is neglect, which is defined as the repeated failure to meet a child's basic requirements. A child may be left hungry or unclean, as well as without sufficient clothing, housing, supervision, or medical treatment. This puts children and teenagers in danger. It may also have long-term consequences for their physical and mental health.
How to spot child neglect?

When a child or young person is abused, he or she may feel guilty, ashamed, or confused. He or she may be afraid to inform anybody about the abuse, especially if the abuser is a parent, other family members, or a close friend. As a result, it's crucial to keep an eye out for red flags such as:

- Withdrawal from friends or from routine activities
- Changes in behaviour, such as aggression, anger, hostility, or hyperactivity, as well as changes in student ability
- Depression, anxiety, or strange fears, as well as a sudden lack of self-confidence
- A lack of evident supervision
- Absences from school on a regular basis
- Hesitation to leave school activities, as though he or she does not want to return home
- Attempts at running away
- Defiant or rebellious behaviour
- Suicide attempts or self-harm
How does neglect affect a child's development?

Neglect can affect a child’s development in several ways such as:

- Anomalies in the development of the brain's structure and function
- Biological stress-response mechanisms develop abnormally, making it difficult for children to cope with adversities
- Immune system dysfunction and abnormal physical development
- Emotional, behavioural, and interpersonal relationship difficulties during life
- Problems with cognitive function, academic delays, executive function abilities, and attention regulation




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Child Neglect Training Delivery Methods

Our online Child Neglect courses are available 24/7, anytime, anywhere, on any device. Train at your own pace in your own time with this e-learning course.

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Complete Course Complete the Child Neglect course you purchased in the delivery method you chose.
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