Professionals feel ‘powerless' when faced with neglect

Lauren Higgs
Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Nine out of ten teachers, police officers and social workers are regularly coming into contact with children they suspect to be suffering from neglect, but up to 40 per cent feel powerless to intervene, a report has warned.

Half of professionals warned of barriers that make intervention difficult in suspected cases of neglect. Image: Action for Children
Half of professionals warned of barriers that make intervention difficult in suspected cases of neglect. Image: Action for Children

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