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Neglect is the failure of caregivers to fulfil their responsibilities to provide needed care. It can be in three forms, active, passive and self neglect.
Active neglect refers to behaviour that is wilful, where the caregiver intentionally withholds care or necessities. This neglect may be motivated by financial gain or other reasons. Passive neglect refers to situations in which the caregiver is unable to fulfil his or her care giving responsibilities whether caused by illness, ignorance, stress or lack of resources. Self neglect refers to situations in which there is no perpetrator and neglect is the result of the person refusing care.
The Act of omission is when anyone knows that abuse of any description is taking place and yet they fail to report it. Indicators of neglect can be poor personal hygiene, including soiled clothing, dirty nails and skin, matted or lice infected hair, odours and the presence of faeces or urine.
Others indicators include:
Behavioural indicators observed in the care-giver include:
Behavioural indicators observed in the victim include: