The term "Self-Neglect" covers a wide range of behaviour including but not exclusive to neglecting to care for one's personal hygiene, health or surroundings. This might include hoarding items or animals, allowing living conditions to fall into disrepair, not seeking treatment for medical concerns and being unable to look after personal hygiene. 

We hope the information on this page will help give you a greater understanding of the problems faced by Safeguarding Practitioners.