With schools being temporarily closed, we know that many parents are faced with finding alternate childcare for their children. Alliance For Children recommends that before leaving your child with a caregiver, put some safety measures in place.
Check the Sex Offender Registry
Visit the following website: https://www.nsopw.gov. It is important to keep in mind that while this can be a helpful tool, people who have not been caught would not be on this list. Stay vigilant with anyone you chose to watch your child.
Create a Plan of Action
One of the best tools we have at our disposal in preventing child abuse is arming our children with knowledge. Talk to your child about personal body safety and create a plan of action for your child if he/she is faced with an unsafe situation. For more information on how to navigate these conversations with your children, please visit www.allianceforchildren.org/prevention.
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