It’s obvious that anyone who knows that daycare abuse is going on at a facility needs to report it. Unfortunately, life isn’t always that easy. There are many more cases where someone suspects that there is abuse going on, but they don’t know for sure. Accusing someone of abusing a child is a very serious matter. If they are convicted of abusing a child, the consequences will follow them for the rest of their lives. If they are even accused of doing so, there are still very real implications to consider.
There are signs of daycare abuse that you can look for in your children. They include both psychological and physical signs. Psychological signs include sudden changes in personality, fear, outbursts, depression and other indicators. Physical signs include bruising, especially on the privates. A doctor can help you determine the origin of any injuries you find on your child, if you suspect that something is wrong.
If you do see these kinds of signs, you should talk to someone about it. Your physician is really one of the best choices in these circumstances. You can also talk to other parents at the daycare.
If you have very good reasons to believe that something is going on at your child’s daycare, calling law enforcement is a good idea. Remember that truly professional daycare centers will do the same if they see signs that a child is being abused. Law enforcement is the only agency that has the legal authority to step in and put an end to the abuse however they need to. They’ll investigate the matter; they’re not just going to throw someone in jail because you accuse them.
After the abuse is stopped, you can talk to lawyers about filing a lawsuit against the facility. If it is found that there was abuse going on at the facility, you may be able to file a case for negligence. A daycare abuse attorney can tell you how it works. The process starts by speaking with one of these attorneys, however. They will usually meet with you for free, so you don’t have to worry about paying legal fees upfront for their services. They’ll also determine whether or not they can help you at this meeting and, if they can’t, they’ll let you know and turn down your claim. This means that there’s no risk to you in finding out whether you have a lawsuit or not.