neglected child

neglected child
A child not cared for in the manner that the circumstances justly demand whether the failure lies in a wilful or unintentional disregard of duty, comprehending not alone a denial of that which is necessary to satisfy ordinary physical needs, but also the affection, guidance, and consideration required for the development of moral principles and ethical concepts in the mind of the child. 31 Am J Rev ed Juv Ct § 37. A minor child who is not supplied with necessary medical and surgical care is "neglected" so as to subject the parents to the penalties imposed by law therefor. Eggleston v Landrum, 210 Miss 645, 50 So2d 364, 23 ALR2d 696. An infant prevented by its parents from receiving a blood transfusion necessary to save its life or to prevent a permanent mental impairment is a "neglected child" within the meaning of a statute defining such child as one who "has not proper parental care" and authorizing transfer of custody of the child to an appointed guardian, although the parents have not failed in their duty in other respects. People ex rel. Wallace v Labrenz, 411 Ill 618, 104 NE2d 769, 30 ALR2d 1132.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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