As summer rolls around, you may be concerned where your children will be during the day while you are at work. Many parents choose to have their children stay in daycare, which is an alternative for those who can’t afford to stay home and watch their children, or have no one else who can do the job. As a parent, it is your worst nightmare to leave your child at a daycare and come to learn your child was abused or neglected in any way, shape, or form.
Unfortunately, these situations occur more often than you may believe, and many families have faced dealing with their child’s injuries or even wrongful death after an emergency that occurred while their child was in daycare. Instead of being watched and cared for like you hoped, your child may not always be in the best hands. Leaving your child in the hands of strangers is frightening enough, which is why it is essential you do your research when selecting a daycare for your child to attend.
The following are common forms of daycare abuse:
- Failure to supervise
- Failure to attend to child’s dietary needs
- Failure to screen employees
- Safety code violations
- Physical abuse
- Emotional/psychological abuse
- Sexual abuse
Despite the frightening prospect of having your child suffer while in daycare, there are certain signs to look out for, such as the cleanliness of the space, the child and caregiver ratio, general safety, open communication, emotional support of the caregivers, the stimulation of the environment, and more.
Contact Our New York City Personal Injury Attorneys
If you are a parent who has reason to believe your child was abused or neglected in any way, we at Belushin Law Firm want you to know you have rights. Our New York City personal injury attorneys refuse to sit back and not doing anything when a child has been abused. This huge betrayal of trust and ethics is something we are determined to fight back against, and we strive to advocate for any and all children who have sustained injuries or been abused at the hands of daycare providers.
To contact us, don’t hesitate to call (888) 918-9890 today.