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What is Neglect?

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What is Neglect?

Neglect is when a child’s basic needs are not met and their development and well-being are affected.

It can include:

  • Nutritious food
  • A clean, secure home
  • Access to health care and medical treatment
  • Adequate clothing
  • Good personal hygiene
  • Adequate adult supervision
  • Positive, nurturing engagement and mental stimulation.

Are you concerned?

If you are concerned about a child or young person, please report your concerns to the appropriate authorities.

For more information on please click on the link below.

Last year

174,700

Children accessed child protective services

That's

1 in every 32

Aussie kids

Sadly

48,886

Children were confirmed to have suffered abuse

Acknowledgement of Country

Act for Kids pays its respects to the traditional custodians across the lands in which we work, and acknowledge their elders past, present and future.