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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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.
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