Child neglect is a term used when a party who is responsible for the care of a child neglects a basic need of a child, be it mental or physical. Typically, it involves the lack of care. Filthy conditions. It can be not properly feeding the child or not getting the child proper medical attention when necessary or when it’s called for.
Another type of child neglect might actually fall a little short of child abuse, but basically an emotional component is involved in that type of child neglect. All of those are serious matters that should be taken seriously when children are involved.