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Daycare Abuse May be on the Rise During Pandemic

Beginning in the summer of 2020, speculation continued to grow that child abuse was worsening amid the COVID-19 pandemic. This include concerns in regard to what was happening across the country in regard to daycare abuse. As the nation and the world enters into the second full year of the pandemic, there is growing anecdotal evidence that child abuse generally is on the increase and that daycare abuse remains a notable problem. This includes both physical as well as sexual abuse of children at daycare centers.

COVID-19 Pandemic and the Daycare Industry

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the daycare industry in a number of different ways. These include issues surrounding maintaining trained and appropriately screened personnel to staff day care centers. In addition, with established daycare centers shuttering for one reason or another during the coronavirus pandemic, there appears to be instances in which less experienced and even questionable daycare operators may be filling the void.

As of the beginning of 2021, there exists a growing pool of data that indicates that child abuse has become the second most commonplace reason why children are admitted to various hospital emergency departments across the United States. A number of these abused young people appear to have been victimized while in the custody of daycare centers.

Examples of Recent Daycare Abuse Cases During the Pandemic

A recent Tennessee case Florida daycare abuse underscores how truly shocking these incidents are on many levels. A worker at A Child’s Place daycare in Gainesville, Florida, was arrested during the past week for physically and emotionally abusing a one-year-old child. The violent abuse perpetrated by the worker was caught on tape.

This particular case of daycare abuse was made even worse when the owner of A Child’s Place attempted to coverup the abuse. As part of that process, the owner destroyed evidence of that abuse and failed to report the maltreatment to state authorities as required by Florida law.

Another recent case involving daycare abuse involves the ChristWay Child Development Center in Idaho. In this case, a male employee is alleged to have sexually assaulted a number of children at the facility.

The Idaho case differs from the Florida one in a significant way. When the operators at the Idaho daycare center learned to the abuse allegations, they immediately terminated the worker, contacted law enforcement, and notified parents. The administrators of the Idaho facility did not attempt to coverup the alleged daycare abuse.

Common Types of Daycare Abuse Over the Course of the Past Year

Sadly, daycare abuse comes in a considerable number of different ways. These include various types of physical abuse, including striking and beating children.

Sexual abuse is another problem in daycare centers in this day and age. This type of abuse comes in a variety of seemingly incomparable forms, including different types of sexual assault that include rape and sodomy of children.

Justice and Daycare Abuse

If your child is the victim of some type of daycare abuse, the legal team at The Doan Law Firm is here for you. A nationwide law firm, you can reach a daycare abuse lawyer from our firm by calling our hotline at (800) 349-0000 any time of the day or night. Our daycare abuse lawyer hotline is staffed seven days a week, 52 weeks a year, including on all major holidays.

Our legal team understands the unique challenges and emotions associated with situations in which children are victimized by adults. The daycare abuse lawyers at our firm are well-versed in working with parents facing this type of emotionally challenging situation. Not only are our attorneys effective litigators but they are also caring counselors at law as well. This is vital when it comes to situations involving daycare abuse.

We can schedule a case evaluation and initial consultation with a daycare abuse attorney at any one of our offices located from coast to coast. We can also arrange a virtual consultation with you online. There is never a charge for an initial consultation with a Doan Law Firm daycare abuse lawyer.

The Doan Law Firm makes an attorney fee guarantee to you. We will never charge an attorney fee unless we win your case for you.

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