Sunday, May 9, 2010 at 19:33
[Off Centre Admin]

We all need food and shelter but things like love, hugs, taking an interest in someone and a safe and stimulating environment are all vitally important to our development too. Neglect is a failure to provide the most basic of care to young people, which leaves them vulnerable and can have a serious effect on physical and emotional health and development. It may be that your parents (or guardian) are affected by mental health problems, or use drugs and alcohol which means that they are unable to look after you properly.

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