Daycare abuse can be very hard to detect. You have to take into account the fact that the victims are oftentimes intimidated into not saying anything about it. However, it’s often difficult for them not to exhibit some signs of abuse. There are some things you can watch for that are indicators of possible daycare abuse.
When children are abused at daycares, they are obviously going to be scared to go back. Some children will become temperamental when they head off to daycare simply because they don’t want to leave their parents for the day. When these outbursts are consistent, however, and when they become more intense, there may be something going on. You should take the time to talk to your child to see if abuse may be occurring. You may want to have them speak to a counselor to get a professional opinion on the matter.
Children can be as moody as adults, but genuine depression is rare. Especially if it comes on suddenly, it’s a big sign that something may be wrong. You’ll want to ask them about what’s going on and make sure that they know they can talk to you about any issue they may be having. Sometimes, the problem at daycare may simply be bullying or other interactions with children, but it can also be something much worse.
Children get injured all the time playing and just generally enjoying themselves. If you have a particularly active child, you’re no stranger to bumps and bruises. It’s also not abnormal for them to forget how they got some of those bumps and bruises. If something seems suspicious about any injuries they have, however, follow your instincts. A physician can take a look at them and see if they are indicative that there is some sort of abuse going on.
If you find out abuse has gone on at your daycare facility, contact a daycare abuse law firm. You may be able to press a lawsuit for daycare negligence. There is a chance that such a lawsuit could pay out substantial amounts in settlements or jury awards, but you need to speak with an attorney before you decide whether or not to proceed with the lawsuit.