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Child Neglect Strategy 2022-24

Date: Wednesday, 30th Nov 2022 | Category: Children

Neglect is defined in Working Together to Safeguard Children, 2018 as:

The persistent failure to meet a child’s basic physical and/or psychological needs, likely to result in the serious impairment of the child’s health or development

Dudley Safeguarding People Partnership launched our updated Child Neglect Strategy at an event in November. The event shared hat is new in the strategy, the training available to assist practitioners with recognising and responding to neglect, case studies, the Police response to neglect and the next steps for the Partnership.

Strategic Objectives

  1. Improved strategic commitment to understanding neglect, service need and provision
  2. Improved awareness and recognition of neglect underpinned by common language, approach
  3. Prevent and minimise the incidents of neglect and improve the effectiveness of responses to neglect including assessment
  4. Improved use of the Graded Care Profile 2 (GCP2) assessment tool including the antenatal version
  5. Improved community participation, including voice of children and young people


Multi-agency training is available on the following:

  • Child Neglect
  • Graded Care Profile2
  • Responding to adolescent neglect: trauma informed awareness

These courses can be booked by accessing the DSPP training system

More Information

More information can be found on our Child Neglect webpage