Neglect is identified as the main cause for children becoming subject to a Child Protection Plan and for becoming Looked After. The current pressures on services are significant with the numbers of children becoming Looked After by the Local Authority increasing for both Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees. For both Local Authorities a large proportion of children becoming looked after was due to neglect.
The following document sets out Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees Safeguarding Children Boards approach to dealing with neglect.
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