Child abuse or neglect is often committed by people or organizations that are trusted with the responsibility of looking out for children. Instead of protecting children, these parties then either abuse them, or fail to protect them from others who are committing the abuse or neglect.
There are countless examples of incidents in which people that should be caring for and protecting children failed to do so. It seems like the news is filled with heartbreaking stories on a daily basis. The people involved in these cases hold a variety of roles in which they are entrusted with the care of children: foster parents, coaches, community volunteers and others. There are also far too many incidents where workers at child welfare organizations or other agencies drop the ball and fail to notice red flags or obvious signs of abuse or neglect.
This goes to show that in child abuse situations, there are often numerous parties who—while perhaps not directly committing the actions of abuse—may still bear some responsibility for allowing it to happen or failing to put a stop to it.
Legal actions on behalf of the victim often may need to encompass a variety of parties. In addition, there may be special factors or procedures involved depending upon the particular details of the abuse and the circumstances surrounding it.
This is why it is important that these victims be represented by someone with specialized experience handling these types of cases.
At the Law Office of Sara Powell, we have been fighting to protect child abuse victims for many years. If you or a loved one needs a Phoenix child abuse attorney, we would be happy to assist you.
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