What would you do if you suspected child abuse or neglect?

  • What would you do if you suspected child abuse or neglect?

    Posted by Irene on September 7, 2022 at 8:46 pm

    What would you do if you suspected child abuse or neglect?

    Storay Hedayat replied 5 hours, 40 minutes ago 99 Members · 290 Replies
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  • Stephanie Miranda

    September 23, 2022 at 6:59 pm

    Child First Always is a principle that honors and protects all children. This includes keeping them away from harm in all scenarios and is part of the ethical responsibility of the Lead.

    However, it is also the responsibility of the Lead to not make and present assumptions that are going to be critically damaging to the individual. Studying and commitment to antibias and antiracist principles is the most just-driven approach to ensure providers are knowledgable with complete information.

  • Erin Robb

    September 24, 2022 at 4:36 pm

    I want to protect my students to the best of my ability, which this question really difficult to answer. If I suspected abuse or neglect, I would report it to the supervisor, for clarification on exactly what the policy is, and to make sure that they are on the same page about my concerns. Then I would report it to the state of my concerns.

    I choose to do it this way, because I have reported issues in my career, and it did not end well.

  • aparna ravipati

    October 13, 2022 at 5:43 pm

    talk to the child first what happened ,to find out the reasons before i report CPS.

  • Kina

    October 14, 2022 at 4:29 pm

    Child first always is the principle that I abide by. Therefore if I suspected a child of being abused I would first notify my lead to see if the lead has noted that this child is being abused. I would then notify the head of school and then CPS.

    • Diamon

      January 3, 2023 at 5:32 am

      I would bring it up to my supervisor, document everything & contact CPS.

    • Mya

      November 19, 2023 at 10:39 pm

      The child will come first in these situations no matter what if I suspected it I would talk with my lead and supervisor to see if their seeing the signs of abuse that I’m seeing as well or if the child is acting different or has bruises and marks on them and just have all the information and everything together before taking it to cps to be able to stop this child from getting neglected and abused

  • Nahomi

    October 17, 2022 at 2:38 am

    I would bring it up to my lead teacher to see if it is a viable concern because she has been in the classroom for over 20 years. We would then see if we should escalate it to administration, who would then help us contact CPS. Since I work in a toddler class, I’m not sure if directly asking the child will get us any information.

  • Grace Whitney

    October 17, 2022 at 5:21 pm

    If I suspect a child is abused or neglected I would first check with my superior about the correct steps to take in case there are specific actions that I must also do. Next I would immediately contact CPS and make a report. I wouldn’t inform the parents. If I know the child is in immediate danger, I would immediately contact the local law enforcement after contacting CPS.

  • Ranjani

    October 18, 2022 at 3:04 am

    I would probably talk to the child if the child can communicate and bring this issues to the supervisor attention and do the next neccessary.

    • Jamie

      October 18, 2022 at 3:42 pm

      Please be sure to check with your supervisor and program protocol before speaking to a child unless you have been specifically trained to interview children.

  • Andraya

    October 25, 2022 at 6:59 pm

    If I were to suspect possible forms of abuse or neglect, I would talk with my lead teacher to see if they have noticed any of the same things I have. I would then make a report and document what I saw/heard and what was reported to keep it on file and record.

  • Bonnie Claire

    November 3, 2022 at 10:31 pm

    Document and call CPS immediately.

  • jess

    November 11, 2022 at 6:07 am

    I thought the child was being abused or neglected I reported to my boss which is the director and report it to the state.

  • miranda

    November 15, 2022 at 7:05 pm

    I would make sure to follow all the steps. I would make sure to keep a level head as to be more believable.

  • Kristin

    November 16, 2022 at 6:58 am

    as a mandated reporter I would have to call and report the child abuse

  • Hadiya

    November 24, 2022 at 12:17 am

    I would speak with my director first to get another opinion. If it is agreed there is reasonable suspicion, I would call CPS and report right away.

  • Maria

    December 1, 2022 at 5:53 am

    If I notice that a child is being mistreated at home, then first I will inform the director about it, then I will talk to the child, and if there are very serious problems, we will report it to the CPS

  • El Sollman

    December 1, 2022 at 8:01 pm

    I would go to my site supervisor and ask them for assistance writing a report.

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