What is neglect and what are the types of neglect?
As Porchia-Usher defines, chronic child neglect is an ongoing, serious pattern of deprivation of a child's basic physical, developmental, and/or emotional needs for healthy growth and development. Child neglect is more prevalent and difficult to resolve than other forms of child abuse. Let's take a look at the types of neglect.
Physical Neglect. The failure to provide necessary food, clothing, and shelter; inappropriate or lack of supervision.
Medical Neglect. The failure to provide necessary medical or mental health treatment.
Educational Neglect. The failure to educate a child or to provide for special education needs.
Emotional Neglect. The failure to meet a child's emotional needs and provide psychosocial support, or permitting the child to use alcohol or other drugs.
I want to point out that this information comes from the Child Welfare Information Gateway, one of the best references you're going to run across.