Parental Neglect of Adolescents
18th January 2017
The Children’s Society launched a new report, ‘Troubled Teens: A study of the links between parenting and adolescent neglect’. A former chair of the National Association of LSCB Chairs – Sue Woolmore – was on the advisory group for the research programme and her contributions to the development of the work have been described as invaluable.
The scale and negative impact of parental neglect has become widely-acknowledged in relation to young children (e.g. in the development of early years support for families). But although there is evidence that neglect of adolescents – young people aged 11-17 – is also widespread and can have serious consequences, this topic has rarely been researched or directly responded to in practice.