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

  • AJ

    Member
    January 24, 2023 at 10:41 pm

    Document everything, look for signs, once a few are present talk to your director and make the report, continue to monitor and look for signs.

    You don’t need to be sure, if you send in a report do so if there seems to be a tangible reason to but you don’t have to wait for more signs or investigate on your own. Getting a report in sooner and being wrong is better than sending in a report too late or never sending one.

  • Jiwan

    Member
    January 25, 2023 at 5:22 pm

    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.

  • Marlana

    Member
    January 25, 2023 at 7:43 pm

    You must contact CPS if you even suspect that certain injuries or bruises may be accidental. You must contact CPS if you see signs of emotional or sexual abuse or physical neglect. Even if you have made a report to CPS about a particular child earlier, you must report each new injury or incident. Do not attempt to interview the child or to manage the situation yourself. Both interviewing and investigating are the responsibility of CPS.

  • Madison

    Member
    January 26, 2023 at 3:51 am

    If I observed any worries of abuse I would contact my supervisor and then report it. Make sure to document everything.

  • Ella Christiansen

    Member
    January 26, 2023 at 4:30 am

    I would talk with my fellow coworkers and my director. We would then discuss our sights. Then call CPS and give them our findings.

  • Francisca

    Member
    January 27, 2023 at 1:47 am

    IF I SUSPECT NEGLECT OR CHILD ABUSE I WOULD REPORT IT TO DIRECTORY IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO NOTIFY THE BOARD OR SUPERVISOR ABOUT CHILD NEGLECT BECAUSE IT IS ONE OF THE MOST DANGEROUS SCENARIOS A CHILD MAY DEAL WITH

  • Krista

    Member
    February 1, 2023 at 2:25 pm

    I would report any suspicions of child abuse. As a parent, I know that the parents or other caregivers may take any report as a personal attack on their abilities or attributes as a parent, but it’s the child that is the vulnerable person and needs to be addressed with priority. I would rather have someone report than be sorry later if they suspected my child was being abused.

  • Catlyn

    Member
    February 2, 2023 at 7:15 am

    In my center we have been told to report our suspicions to our director first and she will be the one who reports to CPS.

  • Nicole

    Member
    February 4, 2023 at 9:19 pm

    Immediately contact CPS and or law enforcement

  • Jasmin

    Member
    February 6, 2023 at 5:45 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.

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