Neglect involves inattention to the basic needs of a child, such as food, clothing, shelter, medical care, and supervision.
1. Lack of supervision:
· flat, bald spot on the back of an infant's head
· very young children left unattended
· children inadequately supervised over long periods of time or when engaged in dangerous activities
· children left in the care of children too young to protect them
2. Lack of adequate clothing and good hygiene:
· children dressed inappropriately for the weather
· consistently wearing torn and dirty clothing
· severe diaper rash or other persistent skin disorders resulting from poor hygiene
· children chronically dirty and unbathed.
3. Lack of medical or dental care:
· children whose needs for medical or dental care or medication and health aids are unmet
· lice, rat or roach bites.
4. Lack of adequate nutrition:
· children lacking sufficient quantity or quality of food
· children who fall three or four standard deviations below normal height or weight for age, with no