Identifying and Responding to Child Neglect in Schools in Wales

DOCTORAL PROJECT

Author: Victoria Sharley, Doctoral Student – Cardiff University School of Social Sciences

Year: 2017

Summary: The project aims to provide further insight by investigating preventative and early intervention provision, in terms of how schools are currently playing a part in efforts to identify and respond to neglect.

The project has three key objectives and aims to provide evidence that will inform good practice between education and social services sectors by investigating:

1.the extent of involvement of mainstream primary and secondary schools in identifying and responding to child neglect

2.  the relationships between education and social services in responding to children and their parents when they are concerned that a child is experiencing neglect

3.  the experiences of school staff in a range of different roles when responding to children and their parents, when concerned a child is being neglected