Neglect toolkit and separate guidance **Revised 2023**
21 November 2023
The neglect toolkit and separate guidance document are provided for professionals across Nottinghamshire and Nottingham City to use in partnership with families when there is concern that the needs of a child are being neglected. It is designed to enable honest conversations with families around areas of strength in their parenting and areas which need to change. The language in the toolkit has been refreshed towards a strength based approach, and additional sections have been added on parental conflict and positive values. The section on the parents/carers ability to achieve change has been expanded. The requirement to complete the whole toolkit has been removed, in acknowledgement that professionals are likely to have helpful information focussed in only a few areas of the toolkit. The toolkit and guidance have been produced jointly by the Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Children Partnership and Nottingham City Safeguarding Children Partnership.