As parents return to work post-pandemic, there is a growing need for reputable, safe and secure childcare options.
As a loving and protective parent, you expect your childcare provider to adequately shelter and supervise your little ones while you must be apart from them.
Signs of negligence in childcare centers
Depending on the age of your young child, he or she may not be able to vocalize the abuse happening at daycare. Additionally, some children are naturally clumsy and prone to injury as they develop coordination skills. However, the following symptoms are indicative of potential neglect or abuse:
- Head injury
- Broken bones
- Burns, cuts or welts on the body
- Repeated injuries or bruises
- Genital or rectal trauma
- Unreasoned fear or refusal to go to daycare
Daycare abuse generally happens when a facility does not meet Georgia’s strict safety and licensing criteria. Also, negligence occurs when staff members receive improper training. It is important for parents to conduct thorough research and interviews of anyone who will care for their children.
Appropriate actions for addressing daycare injuries
Childcare facilities are liable for harm to children under their care. If you suspect your child’s injury is a result of abuse, you must visit your pediatrician immediately for an examination. Once your doctor evaluates and expresses a professional opinion about the cause of the physical damage, you can pursue legal action against the daycare management and/or individuals responsible.
When you drop your child off at daycare before heading to work, you deserve to know that the workers are trustworthy and that your baby is safe until you return.