Child Abuse & Neglect

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Question: What can i do to help my child when her teacher swats her without my consent and leave a big mark on her leg when she was suppose to swat on the but?

Answer: Under the Arizona Revised Statute 13-3620 , any person who reasonably believes that a minor is or has been the victim of physical injury, abuse, child abuse, a reportable offense or neglect that appears to have been inflicted on the minor by other than accidental means or that is not explained by the available medical history as being accidental in nature or who reasonably believes there has been a denial or deprivation of necessary medical treatment or surgical care or nourishment with the intent to cause or allow the death of an infant who is protected under section 36-2281 shall immediately report or cause reports to be made of this information to a peace officer or to child protective services in the department of economic security, except if the report concerns a person who does not have care, custody or control of the minor, the report shall be made to a peace officer only. A reasonable person would include the parent of the child. If detailed legal advice is needed, please visit our website for possible legal aid options

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