The charity Action for Children commenced by the University of Stirling, demands for increase in the support services available to the fathers of the region so as to reduce the issue of child neglect. As per the organizers of the charity, poverty, alcohol and substance misuse, less family support services and mental health problems led to child neglect.
The organizers prioritized the role of fathers in improving the life of children by providing proper care. They were asking to start services like Sure Start children’s centres, commencing public awareness programmes emphasizing the aspect of child neglect, thereby motivating parents, care takers and children to avail the help and support from the Government.
As per a source, around 62,000 children were found to be uncared in Wales because they were poor. Around 49.6% or 1,354 of the 2,730 children in Wales on the child protection registered in March 2010 have been listed for being deprived from care.
As per Children’s Commissioner for Wales, Keith Towler, “While this report contains some useful pointers, I believe the most critical point is that it takes a collective response to tackle child neglect. Responsibility doesn’t just rest with government, social services and the police – we all have a responsibility to keep every child safe”.