Child Neglect Investigation by WB Investigations in Charlotte, NC. It is a passion of ours to help with any Child Neglect Investigation. Our firm believes the innocence of every child should be protected at all costs. Led by a Navy Veteran, with over 18 years of experience our clients can expect the dedication and passion to provide the facts no other firms can.
Child neglect and abuse include physical, emotional, or sexual abuse of minors (as well as exploitation). Child abuse and neglect occur when a child is mistreated, resulting in injury or risk of harm. In the United States, Adults with regular access to or communication with children who have reason to believe a child has been abused are required to report it to the authorities. Mandatory reporters include teachers, police officers, and child care workers. If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected or is at risk of abuse or neglect, you should make a report to your local Department of Social Services Office. If after hours or on the weekend, contact your local law enforcement.
Using WB Investigations Private Investigator in Charlotte, North Carolina instead, before or along with child welfare workers allows you to find the truth without the perpetrator becoming aware and taking steps to hide the behavior. Discretion is of utmost importance as such allegations could put you at risk as well. The State or County where you reside is mandated to investigate all legitimate allegations of child abuse, neglect, or dependency, but their resources and investigative techniques are limited, and their staff is often young and inexperienced in detecting crimes against children. Despite their best intentions, a young social worker may have problems deciding whom to believe, the accused, or the accuser. If your past allegations to a child protection agency have been declared “unsubstantiated,” and you continue to believe that a child is being victimized, a private investigator at WB Investigations Private Investigator in Charlotte, NC is your next and best step.
While State and County child welfare workers depend primarily on interviews and observation to investigate allegations of physical abuse, neglect, or sexual abuse, WB Investigations Private Investigator makes use of a number of techniques to obtain solid evidence of abuse:
- Video, Audio, and Photographic Surveillance
- Undercover, Covert, and Decoy Methods
- Stake-outs and Sting Operations
- Records Search and Background Investigations
- Coordination With Law Enforcement
- Internet and Other Electronic Tracking
What Constitutes Child AbuseIn most cases a Child who is threatened with substantial harm; sustained emotional harm or mental injury (evidenced by observable and substantial impairment of child’s ability to function); subject to sexual abuse/exploitation; who lacks proper parental care; whose environment is injurious to child’s welfare; who is abandoned, or who has been prenatally subjected to illegal drug or alcohol abuse, or who is knowingly exposed to an environment used to manufacture methamphetamines.
|Mandatory Reporting Requirement|
- Doctor of Osteopathy
- Mental Health Professionals or Counselor
- School Counselor
- School Official
- Social Worker
- Hospital Intern
- Child Care Providers
- Hospital and School Personnel
- Law Enforcement Officers
- Parole or Court Services Officers
- Religious Healing Practitioners
- Domestic Abuse Shelter Employees or Volunteers
- Any Safety-Sensitive Position.
|Basis of Report of Abuse/Neglect||Know or have reasonable cause to suspect that a child is abused or neglected|
|Where to Report Suspected Abuse||State’s attorney in county where child resides or is present, department of social services or to law enforcement officer|
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|Definition of “Abused or Neglected” Child|
- Whose parent, guardian, or custodian has abandoned the child or has subjected the child to mistreatment or abuse;
- Who lacks proper parental care through the actions or omissions of the child’s parent, guardian, or custodian;
- Whose environment is injurious to the child’s welfare;
- Whose parent, guardian, or custodian fails or refuses to provide proper or necessary subsistence, supervision, education, medical care, or any other care necessary for the child’s health, guidance, or well-being;
- Who is homeless, without proper care, or not domiciled with the child’s parent, guardian, or custodian through no fault of the child’s parent, guardian, or custodian;
- Who is threatened with substantial harm;
- Who has sustained emotional harm or mental injury as indicated by an injury to the child’s intellectual or psychological capacity evidenced by an observable and substantial impairment in the child’s ability to function within the child’s normal range of performance and behavior, with due regard to the child’s culture;
- Who is subject to sexual abuse, sexual molestation, or sexual exploitation by the child’s parent, guardian, custodian, or any other person responsible for the child’s care;
- Who was subject to prenatal exposure to abusive use of alcohol, marijuana, or any controlled drug or substance not lawfully prescribed by a practitioner;
- Whose parent, guardian, or custodian knowingly exposes the child to an environment that is being used for the manufacture, use, or distribution of methamphetamines or any other unlawfully manufactured controlled drug or substance.