By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
In Kentucky and other States, day care providers have a duty to provide for a safe and clean educational and learning environment for the children under their care. Day care providers should be trained to notice or observe signs of abuse and neglect. If a day care provider has a reasonable suspicion of abuse or neglect that is taking place outside of the day care center, the day care provider has a duty to report such information to the local Kentucky social service agency. In Floyd County, Kentucky, a day care center was shut down after a toddler died as a result of alleged abuse and neglect. The child’s family caregivers have been arrested for the crime. State authorities closed down the Kentucky day care center and will conduct a more thorough investigation as to the cause of the death, preventability of the death, and whether any day care providers failed to properly report abuse or neglect to authorities. First and foremost, it is the best interest of the child that should control when a child is the suspected victim of abuse or neglect in the home setting. See Floyd County Kentucky Day Care Center Shut Down Following Toddler’s Death.