The Four Major Types of Child Neglect:

  • Physical

  • Educational

  • Emotional

  • Medical

Risk Factors to Child Neglect:

  • Parent or caregiver factors

  • Child factors

  • Family factors

  • Environmental factors


The Warning Signs

  • Depression

  • Few friends

  • Low self esteem

  • Behavioural extremes

  • Attention seeking behaviour

  • Age inappropriate behaviour

  • Blame themselves for a wide range of issues

Recommendations to Teachers

  • Appreciate the key role of the school in the lives of neglected children

  • Work on improving student self-esteem

  • Make sure positive relationships are promoted

  • Ensure learning experiences include activities with different groupings of students

  • Provide a homework club