Reporting child abuse

A child that is being abused does not only have broken bones or bruises, he or she is emotionally scarred for probably the rest of his or her life.

Everyone in the community should know the signs of child abuse; make it your duty to learn them.  Never ignore a child’s needs or quiet cry for help.  Never allow your child to be put into an unsupervised or dangerous situation.

Most importantly, never make your child feel worthless or stupid.  If they cry abuse, investigate, check it out – do not let it go without doing something.  If abuse is caught earlier on, the child has a chance to heal and have a good life.

If you suspect your child or any child you know is being abused or in immediate danger, you have an obligation and responsibility to report it.  Call the police or the California child abuse hotline at 1-800-4-A-CHILD.

If, on the other hand, you are being charged with child abuse, protect your rights and contact an experienced Orange County Family Law attorney today who will advise you of your legal rights.