Parental Neglect Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Parental Neglect, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Parental Neglect?

It refers to the act of the parent (step parents, natural parents or anyone who has been serving as parents/guardian to the child) which is criminal or negligent/ommission in nature. The parental negligence can of be of types like failure to provide proper nutrition by the way of food, not giving proper attention towards education, upbringing, medicals, basic amneties. It also includes the situations where the child has been placed in a danger or exposed to abuse or violence.