What should a parent or caregiver do if he or she has a complaint or grievance against a Florida day care / child care center? Well, this simple question may have a variety of answers depending on the facts or circumstances of the complaint or grievance. I typically ask the parent / caregiver the following questions?
How old is the child?
How long has the child been in the day care / child care facility?
Is the child currently enrolled in the day care / child care facility?
What actions or inactions of the staff caused your child harm or personal injuries?
What medical care or treatment was provided for the day care related injuries?
What documents (if any) did the parent receive from the day care center?
What was the explanation (if any) of the injuries sustained by the child?
A parent or caregiver can and should act as an advocate for the child’s health, safety, and welfare in a day care / child care facility in Florida. In addition, depending on the circumstances, it may be advisable to report the incident and demand an investigation through the Florida Department of Children and Families. You can read more about filing a complaint or grievance through the Florida Department of Children and Families at Official Website for the Florida Department of Health – What To Do If You Have a Complaint with a Florida Child Care / Day Care Center.
The concerned parent or caregiver can consult with a
Florida Child Injury Lawyer / Attorney to determine the respective rights of the child and family and the legal obligations and responsibilities of the day care / child care center. It makes sense to get the advice from an attorney / lawyer as to both the legal and practical aspects of pursing legal action for a day care / child care related personal injury.