Introduction to Neglect eLearning

To help professionals in the city better understand and combat child neglect we have worked with the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) to produce an hour long interactive eLearning course. 

  • Neglect is one of the areas of priority for the LSCB and our partner members
  • The impact of neglect on children and young people is enormous.
  • Neglect causes great distress to children, leading to poor health, educational and social outcomes and is potentially fatal.
  • Neglect increases vulnerability and exposes children to other forms of abuse, e.g. child sexual exploitation, radicalisation etc.
  • Neglect is identified as the form of maltreatment most likely to be repeated and the impact of which can be cumulative.
  • Neglect is the most common and pervasive type of abuse in the UK today and requires a coordinated and rigorous professional response at all levels.

The session will increase your awareness of the key issues surrounding child neglect, and encourage you to explore your own perceptions of what is neglect and how professionals should deal with these situations. This training is an free for all frontline workers and volunteers in Brighton & Hove, and is an excellent introduction to the themes of neglect both for both those who regularly work with families and the wider workforce.  

If you are interested in taking part in this training, or would like further information, please email us at

We also run a day long multi-agency training session on Child Neglect, and you can read more about how we are working with our partners in the LSCB Neglect Strategy.