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Neglect/ Self Neglect



Neglect: (including acts of omission) may include ignoring medical or physical care needs, failure to provide access to appropriate health, social care or educational services, the withholding of the necessities of life, such as medication, food and drink and heating.

Self-neglect: includes a wide range of behaviours neglecting to care for one’s personal hygiene, health or surrounding and includes behaviour such as hoarding.



Always call 999 if immediate risk

How to get help:

If you are concerned about someone you know experiencing neglect or self neglect you can contact Social Care Direct by calling 03456037630.

Alternatively you can contact Essex Police on 101 or 999.

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Resources for Professionals


Self Neglect Conference Resource: