What is the meaning of Parental Neglect?

Can anyone explain me what is exactly meant by parental neglect as per Indian Laws?

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  • Sector-1, Noida

A crime consisting of acts or omissions of a parent (including a step-parent, adoptive parent, or someone who, in practical terms, serves in a parent's role) which endangers the health and life of a child or fails to take steps necessary to the proper raising of a child.

The neglect can include- 

  • leaving a child alone when he or she needs protection,
  • failure to provide food,clothing, medical attention or education to a child, or
  • placing the child in dangerous or harmful circumstances, including exposing the child to a violent, abusive or sexually predatory person.

Answered on 28 Sep 2018


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