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Professionals feel ‘powerless' when faced with neglect

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  • 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.

The policy context on Attachment and Neglect

In recent years there has been a growing recognition of the scale of child neglect, its long-term effect on children's wellbeing and how interventions can prevent and repair the damage caused to children's ability to form strong attachments with parents and carers.

Early intervention leaders' debate

Children's services leaders from councils across England discussed the current challenges of resourcing effective early help services at a debate hosted by CYP Now in partnership with Capita One.

Financing intervention: Allen report at a glance

MP Graham Allen's second report in his government-commissioned review into early intervention was published last week. It began to address how evidence-based schemes can be financed. While reiterating the now widely-recognised evidence that intervening before problems arise yields savings in the long term, Allen challenges the government to take the lead and make widespread early intervention a reality.

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