Child Advocate Attorneys Support Safety in Childcare Centers Across Texas
As daycare injury attorneys and child advocates, we help families across Dallas, Houston, Midland, and all of Texas get justice after their child has been hurt in a childcare facility. We want parents to be aware of the dangers that are present in childcare facilities and how these horrifying incidents can be prevented. Learn more from Texas daycare abuse and neglect Lawyer Russell Button on what requirements daycares are supposed to follow to help keep kids safe from reckless and dangerous daycare workers.
Licensing Requirements for Texas Daycares
Every state has its own licensing requirements for daycares to ensure the safety of the children that they're watching. Across the board, these are in place to protect kids from harmful, abusive, or negligent daycares and their employees.
In Texas, we have laws that serve as the minimum standards for childcare facilities. The minimum standards address things like child-to-caregiver ratios, record keeping personnel records, check-in, and check-out procedures, and many more. Additionally, almost every state requires daycares to run background checks on all potential employees. This is to make sure that people who are being considered for the position don't have a record with child safety issues. When these licensing requirements go ignored by daycares, kids can get seriously injured.
For example, if a daycare neglects to find that an employee has a violent past, they're subjecting innocent children to being violently abused by caregivers. Something like this could easily be prevented by just running a background check.
A case we've all seen is a failure to check if an applicant is a registered sex offender. This simple research can prevent further abuse of young kids. That's why it's so important for daycares to take this seriously. The health and safety of innocent children are at stake.
If your child was harmed, and you believe it was because the daycare violated the laws of your state, contact our team. We have experience guiding parents through these challenging cases to help them hold the daycare accountable and get closure for their kids. If you want more information on what to look for in a safe daycare, we have a free 10 Step Guide available to all parents.
You can download it by using the link below. We're here to help you move forward and get through this.