if a child falls and bites his / her lip and no one is near them is it considered child abuse or neglect
He bit his lip. The kid isn't bleeding to death.
No, it's an accident.
Neither. The child injured himself
No because you didn't know or couldn't get to him/her in time. as long as you don't put your hands on the kid in any bad way or starve him then you're ok
If the child is only left alone for a few minutes, and a parent is in the house or nearby, it is neither. But if they are left alone for a longer period of time and a parent is not available, it is considered neglect.