Abuse in daycare can sometimes go on for many years. In some cases, there may be one abuser who travels between various facilities. When this happens, there may be several different businesses, or even cities or states, involved in the entire scope of the abuse. There are some ways that daycare facilities encourage abuse without meaning to. There are also facilities that are run by individuals who are abusive themselves, and this is sometimes one of the hardest situations to bring to an end.When an abuser is victimizing a child at a facility, the child will usually be extorted into keeping quiet about it in one way or another. The abuser may threaten the child’s parents, pets, friends or even other workers at the facility to the child. They may also guilt the child by telling them that they deserve to be abused or they may make them feel isolated by telling them that no one cares if they are being abused. One of the advantages a parent has is that children are not skilled at hiding their emotions. Sometimes, abuse is found out because a child makes it obvious that something is wrong without intending to do so.
Daycare abuse is sometimes perpetuated simply through sloppy business practices on the part of the daycare owner or manager. When employees aren’t adequately background checked enough, an abuser may find that they’re able to get employment that offers them direct access to children. This nightmare scenario happens too frequently. In some cases, the daycare may only check their childcare workers and not their other staff. This allows abusers to get access to children, as well, while working at such facilities as drivers, janitors, administrative staff and so forth.
If you suspect that there is daycare abuse going on at a facility, talking to other parents is a good first move. In some cases, you may be able to piece together a complete picture of what’s going on at the facility by talking to one another. If you have concerns, it’s also likely that other parents have concerns, as well. Some daycare facilities remain open and havens for abusers for many years. Always check thoroughly into the background of a facility before you hire their services. The best way to avoid abuse is to know as much as possible about the daycare facility you use.