What Child Care Providers Need to Know about Identifying Neglect

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Neglect is the most common type of child abuse. Child care providers need to know how to identify neglect in young children.

Things Child Care Providers Should Know about Neglect

Child neglect is a failure to provide for children’s basic needs. Neglect can be physical (hunger or inadequate clothing in cold weather), medical (refusal to seek health care when a child clearly needs medical attention), educational (failure to enroll a child of school age), or emotional (chronic or extreme spouse …