CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE WHILE
IN FOSTER CARE OR AT DAYCARE
While all child abuse is troubling, sexual abuse by foster care or daycare providers raises particular concerns because of age and fragility of the children entrusted to their care.
Children placed into the foster care system often come from a background of neglect or abuse. While the majority of foster care homes are loving environments where children can grow and thrive, tragically, some caretakers pray upon the vulnerable children who fall into the foster care system. For these young children, “home” can become a nightmare of neglect, loneliness, and abuse.
Similarly, the children entrusted to daycare providers are often too young to identify and resist sexual advances. Which is why the recent rise in reported incidents of sexual molestation and abuse at daycare is so alarming.
Both foster care and daycare providers typically have policies in place to screen the adults who will care of young children, but all too often the proper procedures are not followed
At Lewis & Llewellyn, we believe young children deserve justice and compensation to cover their future therapeutic needs. We have successfully represented victims of all ages who have endured child sexual abuse, recovering millions of dollars for our clients. We will fight for the compensation sexual abuse survivors deserve, and offer them the compassionate support needed to begin the healing process.