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Confirmation of neglect

Ranking

Criteria used to define neglect / emotional abuse

A1

Neglect / emotional abuse confirmed at child protection case conference, multi-disciplinary assessment, including social services or Court proceedings

A2

Diagnosis of emotional neglect / emotional abuse by clinical psychologist, psychiatrist or other mental health specialist

B

Neglect / emotional abuse confirmed by referenced criteria / tool

C1

Neglect / emotional abuse confirmed by unreferenced criteria / tool

C2

Observations of emotionally harmful carer-child interaction (not categorized as neglect / emotional abuse)

D

Neglect / emotional abuse / harmful carer-child interaction suspected or stated, with no supporting detail

 

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