If your child or a family member has been neglected or harmed in a childcare facility or licensed home, we want to help. As a family-owned-and-operated law firm, Auger & Auger is fervently dedicated to thoroughly investigating any Rock Hill childcare accident or incident of abuse.
Childcare homes are infrequently mentioned in the media. Consequently, it seems the public is mostly unaware that the regulations they must adhere to are actually as strict as the licensed commercial or faith-based childcare centers.
Chapter 13 of Title 63 of South Carolina code law was established to provide the minimum conditions, care, and protection that is necessary in order to legally operate our childcare facilities. There are specific regulations (63:13-620) required for in-home childcare providers as well; including fingerprint checks, first aid and CPR certification, etc.
Fortunately, the childcare industry in our state is closely governed with strict regulations. That said, it is up to a child’s parent or legal guardian to request proof of these certifications and report any observations of unseemly conduct or abuse. So, how can this be accomplished?
There is an arm of the South Carolina Department of Social Services which was created specifically to regulate, monitor and encourage safe childcare services. When combined with communication and participation from our family communities, a strong foundation has been laid for superior childcare services and high expectations of providers.
The Division of Early Care and Education has its own website now with detailed resources for licensing and regulation of childcare homes, and childcare centers. There are checklists which parents can rely on to make an educated decision in placing their child; database searches for properly licensed programs, and you can also file a complaint by choosing your county and contacting your region’s licensing agent.
Types of complaints might include: reporting a provider who is not licensed or registered; a facility with more kids in one room than our staff-to-child ratios allow; poorly functioning playground equipment; unsanitary conditions; employees hired prior to their background checks being completed.
With Auger & Auger, a civil court case can be pursued on your behalf to ensure that you are compensated for your child’s injury, medical treatment (past, present, and future), therapy appointments, as well as pain and suffering.
Please contact us at your very first opportunity, to receive a free consultation to discuss your circumstance. We also want you to know about our A&A Zero Fee Guarantee™ which promises that we do not receive our fee until we settle your case.
Call (803) 992-8878 today for your free consultation, with no fees due until recovery!