Daycare child abuse involves a breach of trust on many different levels. While the parents have certainly had their trust violated by a facility that fails to provide their children with adequate protection against abusers, it is always the children that suffer the worst. Children are sometimes injured and sometimes killed at abusive daycare facilities and, when that happens, some people feel that the law does not provide adequate means to punish those responsible for these crimes.
In Wisconsin, a new bill in the state assembly would allow a judge to provide for stiffer punishments for those who are convicted of daycare abuse. According to an article on WRN.com, judges would have to ability to use their own discretion in adding up to five years of punishment to the existing provision for a maximum of seven years in prison and five years of probation for people convicted of felony child abuse.
Daycare child abuse comes in many different forms. Abusers sometimes visit violence or sexual abuse upon children and sometimes will fail to provide them with adequate supervision and care. In some cases, parents make the mistake of taking the children to unlicensed daycare facilities and end up in a situation where they have very little knowledge of the person giving their children daycare services and deny themselves the benefits of having a professional organization that background checks its personnel take care of their children.
When children are abused that a daycare facility, there are other options that parents have to help themselves recover from the damage. While nothing can ever truly make up for having a child abused in one of the settings, there are ways that families can get compensated for their pain and suffering and for the injuries that the children suffered as a result of being subjected to the abuse.
In some cases, abuse in daycare leads to a lawsuit being filed for negligence against the daycare provider. Negligence doesn’t mean incompetence and it doesn’t mean being unable to provide care. What it means is that the daycare abuse occurred in a situation where the daycare provider did not provide the level of service and competence that would be expected of any normal person in their situation. If your child was abuse in daycare setting, you may want to consider contacting an attorney to see if filing a lawsuit would be a viable option for you and your family.