Child neglect: how are schools addressing the issue?

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For the vast majority of children, the summer holidays will have been about carefree days and making happy memories. It is fair to say that 6 weeks without school is probably a happy prospect for most. I loved school as a kid, but the holidays were brilliant!

For some, though, this will have been a far cry from their experience. Instead, their return to school brings respite, at least temporarily, from the difficult circumstances they find themselves in at home.

Whether it is neglect or another form of abuse, schools play a vital role in identifying and protecting children who are having…

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