TABLE 3

General Warning Signs for Child Neglect

Lack of medical or dental care
Lack of personal care or hygiene (eg, unbathed, matted and unwashed hair, lice or scabies, or noticeable body odor)
Clothes are ill-fitting, filthy, or inappropriate for the weather
Missing key pieces of clothing (eg, underwear, socks, shoes)
Poor school attendance or frequent tardiness
Lack of supervision (eg, young children left unattended or with other children too young to protect or care for them or being left alone or allowed to play in unsafe situations and environments)
Lack of proper nutrition
Lack of adequate shelter
Lack of primary medical care, dental care, or immunizations as well as untreated illnesses or injuries
Self-destructive feelings or behavior