The Importance of Reporting Daycare Abuse and Neglect in Texas

The safety and well-being of our children are non-negotiable. When you suspect daycare abuse or neglect of your child in Texas, you may be wondering, “Who can you turn to for help?” or “How do I hold a daycare accountable after my child was injured?” Reporting daycare abuse and neglect is a vital step to ensuring our children's safety. That’s why, today, we will go over who you report daycare abuse and neglect to in Texas.

Reporting helps protect not only your child but other children in that daycare. It's a responsibility we all share.

Which Agencies Do I Report Daycare Abuse and Neglect to in Texas?

One of the key agencies to contact in Texas is the Childcare Licensing division of the Texas Department of Health and Human Services – they oversee daycare facilities in the state.

If you believe your child was abused, neglected, or otherwise harmed at daycare, contact them to file a complaint. You can do this by calling THHS’s hotline or by filing a complaint on their website – to learn more about how to do that; we’ve provided helpful information below.

When a report is filed with THHS, they will investigate and take appropriate action to ensure your child's safety. If your child was the victim of a crime, it’s essential to contact the police in addition to THHS, as a criminal investigation may be necessary.

What to Do If Your Child Suffered Abuse or Neglect at a Texas Daycare

If you believe your child has suffered due to daycare abuse or neglect, it's also essential that you seek legal help. Consulting with an experienced attorney can guide you through the legal process and help you seek justice, recovery, and closure for your child. Daycare injury attorneys, like ours here at The Button Law Firm, can be your advocates to ensure the responsible parties are held accountable for their actions.

In the face of daycare abuse or neglect, the safety of our children is paramount. Reporting to Texas Childcare Licensing and seeking legal assistance are key steps to protecting your child. Remember, you're not alone in this journey. At the Button Law Firm, we're here to support you and your family. Your child's safety is always our priority. Take action today by contacting us.

If you’re not quite ready to speak to a member of our team, we understand.

Then be sure to download our free, 5-step guide on what to do after a daycare injury. It’s linked here. We’re here to help you and your family keep moving forward.