Template:Globalize/Eng Template:Family law Child neglect is defined as "the failure of a person responsible for a child’s care and upbringing to safeguard the child’s emotional and physical health and general well-being". Like acts of commission, harm to a child may or may not be the intended consequence.
The following are types of child neglect (not legal definitions):
Failure to provide
- Physical neglect
- Emotional neglect
- Medical/dental neglect
- Educational neglect
Failure to supervise
- Inadequate supervision
- Exposure to violent environments
- Anon. "child neglect". YourDictionary.com. LoveToKnow, Corp. http://www.yourdictionary.com/law/child-neglect. Retrieved 29 April 2010.
- Leeb RT; Paulozzi LJ; Melanson C; Simon TR & Arias I (2008-01-01). "Child Maltreatment Surveillance: Uniform Definitions for Public Health and Recommended Data Elements". Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/dvp/CMP/CMP-Surveillance.htm. Retrieved 2008-10-20.