My Child Was Abused at Daycare, What Now?

Discovering the signs of daycare abuse is one of the most unnerving experiences imaginable for any parent. If you suspect that something may be going on at your daycare facility, there are a few things you can do to confirm your suspicions. These will be among your first options in how you deal with the situation but, of course, how you deal with it is ultimately up to you.

Other Parents

Oftentimes, you will see the same parents at the daycare facility over and over. This will usually be because you get off of work or school at around the same time that they do. Start making an effort to talk to the parents and ask them what they think about the facility. Trade your thoughts and concerns with them. In some cases, you may find that you are not the only one that has suspicions and the belief that there is cause to worry.

Doctors

Take your child to his or her physician and get an examination. Let the doctor know that you are worried about abuse going on at the daycare facility and ask them to take a look at the child and to see if they see any signs of it. Doctors are very good at determining how an injury came to be and, if they suspect something, they may be able to help you take the next steps to deal with it.

Media

If you haven’t investigated the daycare facility fully before bringing your child there, consider doing so after the fact. Search for news stories and other resources about the facility and see if there have been any complaints filed against them to the state. You can also call the state and inquire about the their license and see if there are any other resources that can be provided for you by the regulatory agencies to get a better idea if there is reason to suspect that something maybe not quite right at the facility.

Lawyers

If you do find out that the facility was a place where daycare child abuse was going on, the first thing you need to do is make sure that your child is out of it and that the authorities are informed. Afterwards, you may want to consider talking to a daycare abuse attorney about filing a claim for damages. They may be able to help you claim compensation for your child’s pain and suffering as well as for the costs involved in recovering from the abuse.

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