I have some friends with a young baby boy at 7 months old... he is such a sweet little boy but his parents are always leaving him with babysitters so they can have "reconnect time" is what they call it... the last time they decided they needed this time they left to e8snwu world leaving their son here with a babysitter so they could go party... they wont even take him to church but instead get a baby sitter to take him to a different church instead... I could understand if it was work or something but this is ridiculous... is there anything I can eo?
asked 19 May '13, 08:28
Although you may disagree with someone's parenting decisions, Child Protection Services are to protect children from abuse, and neglect. Here are legal definitions from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Definitions of Child Abuse and Neglect in Federal Law: Federal legislation provides guidance to States by identifying a minimum set of acts or behaviors that define child abuse and neglect. The Federal Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) (42 U.S.C.A. § 5106g), as amended by the CAPTA Reauthorization Act of 2010, defines child abuse and neglect as, at minimum:
"Any recent act or failure to act on the part of a parent or caretaker which results in death, serious physical or emotional harm, sexual abuse or exploitation"; or "An act or failure to act which presents an imminent risk of serious harm." This definition of child abuse and neglect refers specifically to parents and other caregivers. A "child" under this definition generally means a person who is younger than age 18 or who is not an emancipated minor.