Neglect

Each province and territory has unique legislation defining and describing responses to neglect. Assessing neglect requires a consideration of poverty and other family and community factors. Neglect includes the failure of a parent or guardian to provide a child’s basic needs such as for food, education, healthcare or supervision.

For more information, review the information sheet on the causes, consequences, and factors associated with child neglect and the information sheet on child neglect prevention and intervention.

Title Authors Year Type of Publication
Cognitive Processes Associated with Child Neglect

Hildyard, Kathryn
Wolfe, David

2007 Journal article
Characteristics differentiating neglected children from other reported children

Mayer, Micheline
Lavergne, Chantal
Tourigny, Marc
Wright, John

2007 Journal article
La pauvreté comme facteur de risque de négligence

Mayer, Micheline

2007 Journal article
Factors related to chronic neglect in families

Éthier, Louise S.
Bourassa, Louise
Klapper, Ulrich
Lajoie, Jules
Gough, Pamela
Léveillé, Sophie
 

2007 Information sheet
Cognitive Processes Associated with Child Neglect

Hildyard, Kathryn
Wolfe, David

2007 Journal article
Évolution des familles négligentes : chronicité et typologie. Étude de suivi 1992 à 2005

Éthier, Louise S.
Bourassa, Louise
Klapper, Ulrich
Dionne, Martin

2006 Report
Child Neglect in Canada

Roy, Catherine
Black, Tara
Trocmé, Nico
MacLaurin, Bruce
Fallon, Barbara

2005 Information sheet
Treatment of Child Neglect: A Systematic Review

Allin, Heather
Wathen, C. Nadine
MacMillan, Harriet

2005 Journal article
Maltreatment rates in children with developmental delay

Brown, Ivan
Schormans, Ann Fudge

2004 Information sheet
Living in a world of neglect: S.A.I.N. helps families move on

Lacharité, Carl
Chamberland, Claire
Baraldi, Rosanna

2004 Information sheet