Reply To: What would you do if you suspected child abuse or neglect?

  • Shalom Bisesto

    February 13, 2023 at 4:58 pm

    If I suspected a child was being abused or mistreated I would carefully observe the injury and ask another teacher and my director if my concern is valid, if the child is old enough I might inquire about the injury however, it is not my job to collect evidence, but to convey my concerns and ensure the child is always safe. If I were to suspect the child is in immediate danger or there is ongoing abuse happening I would immediately file a report to CPS and contact the police as well. I would let my center director know but not until after making that important call to report the suspected abuse – because time is precious in these situations.