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  1. ne·glect



    • 1. fail to care for properly: "the old churchyard has been sadly neglected" synonyms fail to look after, fail to care for, fail to provide for, leave alone, abandon, ... moreantonyms cherish, look after, care for


    • 1. the state or fact of being uncared for: "animals dying through disease or neglect" synonyms disrepair, dilapidation, deterioration, shabbiness, disuse, ... more
  2. Neglect | Definition of Neglect at

    Neglect, dereliction, negligence, remissness imply carelessness, failure, or some important omission in the performance of one's duty, a task, etc. Neglect and negligence are occasionally interchangeable, but neglect commonly refers to an instance, negligence to the habit or trait, of failing to attend to or perform what is expected or required: gross neglect of duty; negligence in handling traffic problems.

  3. NEGLECT | meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

    neglect definition: 1. to not give enough care or attention to people or things that are your responsibility: 2. to…. Learn more.

  4. 1. to fail to give due care, attention, or time to: to neglect a child. 2. to fail (to do something) through thoughtlessness or carelessness: he neglected to tell her. 3. to ignore or disregard: she neglected his frantic signals. 4. lack of due care or attention; negligence: the child starved through neglect.

  5. Neglect - Wikipedia

    Neglect is a form of abuse where the perpetrator, who is responsible for caring for someone who is unable to care for themselves, fails to do so. It can be a result of carelessness, indifference, or unwillingness.

  6. Neglect definition and meaning | Collins English Dictionary

    Neglect definition: If you neglect someone or something, you fail to look after them properly. | Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples

  7. Neglect | Definition of Neglect by Merriam-Webster

    Neglect definition is - to give little attention or respect to : disregard. How to use neglect in a sentence. Synonym Discussion of neglect.

  8. Neglect | NSPCC

    Neglect is the ongoing failure to meet a child's basic needs and the most common form of child abuse 2. A child might be left hungry or dirty, or without proper clothing, shelter, supervision or health care.

  9. Protecting children from neglect | NSPCC Learning

    Neglect is defined as “the ongoing failure to meet a child’s basic physical and psychological needs” (Department for Education, 2018; Department of Health, 2017; Scottish Government, 2014; All Wales, Child Protection Review Group, 2008).

  10. Types of abuse | NSPCC

    If you're worried about a child, it can be hard to know what to do. We've got information and advice on different types of child abuse, how to spot the signs and what you can do to help keep children safe

  11. Legal definitions | NSPCC

    In Scotland the definition of a child varies. In most situations, a child is someone who is under 18. But in some contexts, for example Children’s Hearings and child protection orders, a child is defined as a person under 16 years of age. Section 21 of Scotland’s national guidance for child protection provides more information about this.