Parents and guardians in the D.C. metro area place their complete trust in schools, daycare, and child care providers. Tragically, children may be victims of abuse and neglect when daycare, schools, and child care centers fail to provide adequate care. Sometimes children are subjected to physical and emotional abuse and neglect by child care employees who are improperly trained or negligently hired.
An estimated 905,000 children were victims of abuse or neglect annually, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Abuse and neglect in child care centers, daycare centers, and schools is unacceptable and shatters young lives, which can cause lifelong mental health issues. The Cochran Firm, DC represents children and families throughout Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia who have been hurt by the carelessness or recklessness of schools, daycare and child care providers.
Child care, daycare, and schools frequently deny any allegation of injury or wrongdoing. As a parent, it’s hard to know what to do when those to whom you have entrusted your child forcefully reject accusations. This is when you need someone on your side, like an experienced and aggressive attorney with The Cochran Firm DC. Our seasoned team of attorneys knows how to investigate a child care abuse and neglect claim and are ready to confront negligent organizations and wrongdoers in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.
Schools, daycares, and child care are legally required to keep your child safe
Learning that a child care provider or its employees abused or neglected your child is devastating. The law provides parents and guardians with the right to seek justice against child care centers, daycares, and nursery schools that fail to provide adequate care.
Operators of child care, daycare, and nursery schools have a legal obligation to hire competent employees and to screen employee applicants for criminal backgrounds. Daycare and child care operators are also required to ensure that their facilities are reasonably safe and secure and to ensure children are kept reasonable safe from needless injuries and accidents. The Cochran Firm, DC attorneys are well versed in the case law, rules, and state and federal regulations that govern the daycare and child care industry.
Our experienced child care abuse and neglect attorneys are ready to use that knowledge to obtain justice for the families and victims of child care abuse and neglect in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. The seasoned attorneys at The Cochran Firm, DC dedicate their careers to providing expert legal advice and tireless advocacy for the families and children who have suffered abuse or neglect.