Childhood obesity is a major health problem and nearly a quarter of children in England are obese or overweight by the time they start primary school aged five. Obesity in children may be part of wider concerns about neglect or emotional abuse and can become a child protection concern.

Click on the links below for guidance designed to help and support professionals working with children and young people  when it is considered that a child's obesity may be related to neglect.

Safeguarding Response to Obesity when Neglect is an Issue


Multi Agency Guidance Designated Nurses Safeguarding Children 2020