What is Neglect and Acts of Omission?
Examples: ignoring medical, emotional or physical needs; failure to provide access to appropriate health, care and support or educational services; withholding the necessities of life including medication, adequate nutrition and heating.
Poor environmental conditions
Inadequate heating and lighting
Poor physical condition of the adult
Clothing is ill-fitting, unclean or in poor condition
Isolation of the adult
Withdrawal, unhappiness or change in demeanour
Carers’ reluctance to engage with professionals
Carers not allowing contact by professionals with the adult
Don’t Ignore It. Report It!
If you suspect a neighbour, friend or family member is being neglected or abused, or you need help yourself:
Report it to the relevant Local Authority or Police.