It can be difficult enough for a parent to leave their child while they go to work. You need to be confident that your child is safe at their daycare. There are several signs of daycare abuse in children. Though this is hopefully the worst-case scenario, it is important to know the signs and be aware of what is happening in your child’s life.
A daycare has a responsibility to provide a certain standard of care to your child. The daycare is supposed to keep your child safe and taken care of. Neglect is also a form of abuse, so it is important to ensure that your child’s needs are being met. If your child is consistently hungry or thirsty when picked up from daycare, they may be experiencing neglect.
Signs of Abuse
Pay attention to your child’s behavior and ask questions at the daycare. Avoid daycares that require parents to notify them prior to visiting or have areas where the parents aren’t allowed. Here are a few of the common signs of daycare abuse:
- Child cries or creates excuses to avoid going to daycare
- Extreme changes in behavior
- New and consistently occurring nightmares
- Regression in behavior, such as bed wetting or excessive crying
- Unexplained cuts, bruises, and other injuries- especially if they don’t seem to go away or there are more than three at a time
- A dazed look
- Flinching at unexpected movement
Any unexpected changes in behavior should be examined thoroughly. Noting these changes can help you catch abuse early on and protect your child. Child abuse is not something that can be overlooked. If you suspect that your child’s daycare may be abusing children, you need to ensure that it is stopped. Getting legal representation is absolutely vital in these horrible circumstances. Our experienced attorneys are capable of providing you with the best representation possible. For superior legal guidance, contact us at LeBaron & Jensen today!