Taking the Investigation of Child Abuse Extremely Serious

by Greg Young
(Country Club Hill, Illinois, USA)

As a 29-year veteran in the field of child abuse as an investigator, asst. supervisor, supervisor, and administrator, I have found the number one factor in keeping children safe is regular visitation of reported families to observe the children and to interview them and their adult caretakers. Investigators of reported suspected abuse cases must make every effort to see the reported child victims; this means making constant visits until the child is seen (an unseen child remains at risk and could be constantly subject to abuse until seen). No investigator should feel at ease until a reported child is observed and interviewed, after all, if one hasn't seen the suspected victim, how can risk be assessed.


A Video Reading by Darlene BarriereDarlene's comments to this Child Abuse Article titled "Taking the Investigation of Child Abuse Extremely Serious" can be found at Comments below this submission. Depending on system activity, there are sometimes delays in comments going live on my site; but rest assured, they do eventually appear. So if you don't yet see them, I hope you will return later to read what I, and possibly others, have written. I thank you for your patience and understanding.

Email addresses, phone numbers, home addresses AND website/blog URLs in visitor comments are STRICTLY prohibited, and could result in being banned from making further comments on this site.

Click here to read or post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Child Abuse Article - Write one.

Disclaimer: To the best of my knowledge the child abuse
stories on this site are true. While I cannot guarantee
this, I do try to balance the need for the submitter to be
heard and validated with the needs of my visitors.



E-book: Victim To Victory

From Victim to Victory
a memoir

How I got over the devastating effects of child abuse and moved on with my life

Read more...

Most Recent

  1. I Self Medicate

    Jun 26, 17 04:40 PM

    When I was 3 we left Illinois for Arizona. The day we left my grandfather had a heart attack and died. I have one uncomfortable grainy memory of him. I

    Read More

  2. FREE REPLAY!

    Jun 09, 17 08:58 AM

    Join us this weekend, June 9 - 12 for the 72-hour FREE replay event Rebound With Resilience and see how you can cope, adapt and even thrive under the worst setbacks...

    Read More

  3. Ongoing Abuse

    Jun 06, 17 03:03 PM

    I'm 15/16. I am still getting abused physically, mentally and verbally by my family especially my mother. I don't understand what to do to overcome this.

    Read More