Adolescent Neglect: Research policy and practice

Gwyther Rees, Mike Stein, Leslie Hicks, Sarah Gorin

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Adolescent neglect is a significant problem within child protection, but focus on child neglect and other forms of maltreatment means that it can often be overlooked.

This book outlines how adolescent neglect differs from child neglect, the context of why it is overlooked, how it is defined, the causes and consequences of neglect, young people's views, and what professionals can do. Based on original research, the book establishes an evidence base and considers the implications for policy and practice. The concluding chapter sets out a practice-based framework for recognising and working with adolescent neglect. Each chapter includes reflection points to stimulate thinking on key issues.

This will be essential reading for all those who work with young people, particularly those in social work, health services and education, as well as academics, policymakers and students in these fields.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherJessica Kingsley Publications
Number of pages144
ISBN (Print)978-1-84905-104-0
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • Adolescent
  • neglect
  • social work services

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