Every year our society puts thousands of children into foster care for various reasons. Child neglect often calls for the assistance of Los Angeles foster care abuse lawyers. Children placed in foster care can come from neglectful or abusive situations in Orange County or LA need legal assistance, not just love and care. Suffering child abuse at the hands of a foster parent only exacerbates the trauma the child suffers and can cause irreparable harm in a child injury situation. Of course, this is exactly the opposite of what should happen.
Children Deserve to Feel Safe
A foster home is a place where a child should expect to be kept away from abuse and child neglect. A place to heal in a safe environment, usually provided by a relative, a group home, emergency shelter, or residential care home; however, this place is often just a continuation of the abuse the child was seeking to escape. The attorneys at the Orange County Child Accident Attorneys want you to know what to do if you discover this type of abuse.
The attorneys at Orange County Child Accident and Injury Attorneys will fight for the rights of all children who suffer abuse, neglect, or injury at the hands of a foster parent or parents. Remember, we can’t help unless we know what happens. Silence can only make the problem worse. Call us at 1-888-400-9721 for a consultation and to begin action today. There is no fee unless we are successful in recovering damages on behalf of the abused child.
What are your responsibilities in Foster Care Abuse?
Any of a number of people can and should report suspected abuse occurring in a foster care situation. Relatives, neighbors, teachers, social workers, guardians, and court appointed attorneys all have contact with foster children and all can take action immediately upon learning of the abuse. In fact, the foster child is probably counting on them to do so.
Without their help, the child may plunge into the depths of despair and learn that he or she cannot trust the very adults trusted to keep them from harm. If these adults learn of the abuse or neglect and fail to act, they open themselves up to liability for the damages the child suffered.
An adult should not be afraid of reprisal because they reported suspected abusive or neglectful situations. Reports of abuse and neglect are made in confidence and the reporter is shielded from criminal or civil liability when the report is made in good faith. Remember, a child is depending on your courage to end his or her suffering.
Once you’ve reported the suspected abuse or neglect in a foster home, it is up to you to hire an attorney who can go after those responsible for the child’s suffering. The Orange County Child Accident and Injury Attorneys have the knowledge and tenacity to go after those who have caused the suffering. Additionally, we will seek out those who knew of the abuse and refused to act, thus extending the child’s pain and suffering. We will work with you and authorities to recover all possible damages for the child. Call Ehline Law Firm PC at 1-888-400-9721 to find out what Ehline Law Firm can do for the child who doesn’t need to suffer any longer.