The terminology ‘Was Not Brought’ (WNB) replaces the phrase ‘Did Not Attend’. It describes children who are not brought to medical appointments by those adults responsible for their care. By not taking children to medical appointments, this can be an indicator of neglect.
This scale may appear judgmental, but workers necessarily make judgements about the safety, order and cleanliness of the place in which the child lives. The use of a list helps the objectivity of observation.