New DSCB Neglect Strategy 2017-2020

Devon has recently developed its new strategy for tackling neglect over the following years. Neglect has serious impact on children and young people, and can have significant consequences through childhood and into adulthood. Neglect can be very challenging for practitioners to work with as it is often passive and not intentional and is often combined with other forms of maltreatment. The strategy aims to provide a clear framework of what constitutes neglect and how we work to prevent neglect by working together.

A Neglect Working Group has been set up to oversee the implementation of the strategy into practice. A neglect toolkit for professionals will be made available soon.

To access the strategy, please click here.