Daycare abuse situations can make any parent utterly insane with rage. It’s understandable and justifiable, but it’s not legal to act upon those feelings. Those feelings may become downright homicidal, which is only instinct. It’s natural for parents to want to do anything for their children and to eliminate anything that threatens their well-being. However, the worst thing you can do if you suspect daycare abuse is to lose control. There are legal resources that will help to stop the abuse and you do have recourses to both see that justice is done and to seek compensation for pain and suffering.
Daycare negligence can be as bad as outright abuse. In these situations, your child is simply unsupervised or not given the proper care that they need. This may mean missed medications, injuries due to playing while unsupervised and numerous other types of mistreatment. This, too, can make a parent crazed with anger. In situations where there isn’t outright physical or sexual abuse going on, sometimes talking to other parents who have children at the daycare center may provide you with information, support and some ideas of how to move forward.
One of the ways that abusers keep their victims from getting help is by isolating them. This is true of all abusers, from domestic abusers to child abusers and more. Not being isolated yourself is your first defense. Contact other parents, either at the facility or outside of it, and ask them about their opinions on the matter. They may well have noticed that there is something going on at the facility, but have been unable to prove it to the point where they wanted to risk saying anything. Be sure you’re not feeding each other’s anger, but support each other in trying to find help.
You do have options to recover financial damages from the affair. A daycare abuse law firm can help you to file a lawsuit against the abusers. This may mean going to court and seeking a jury award, though it sometimes ends in the facility offering a settlement to the affected parties. Either way, it’s an avenue for you to be compensated for what you and your family have been put through. Remember to let the authorities handle any ongoing situations. They’re professionals and, if you try it yourself, you may ruin any chance for a criminal or civil case.