What are some signs/symptoms of Abuse, Neglect, Dependency?
Any child whose parent/guardian:
� Inflicts or allows serious physical injury other than accidental
� Creates or allows a substantial risk of serious injury
� Uses or allows cruel or grossly inappropriate procedures or devices to modify behavior
� Commits, permits, encourages rape or other sexual offense, including the taking of pornographic images of the child
� Creates or allows serious emotional damage
� Encourages, directs, etc. delinquent acts involving moral turpitude by child
Any child who is not receiving proper care, supervision or discipline from parent/guardian. Examples are:
� Failure to provide necessary medical care
� Failure to provide proper remedial care
� Child lives in an environment injurious to the child’s welfare.
� Placed for adoption in violation of law
� Failure to provide adequate food, shelter, clothing, supervision
� Inappropriate discipline
It is relevant whether the child lives in a home where another child has died as a result of abuse or neglect, or been sexually abused or severally physically abused.
Dependency is when a child is in the need of placement because there is no parent/guardian/custodian/caretaker available to care for him/her, or the parent/guardian cannot provide care or supervision due to a physical or mental disability.