What is Child Abuse in PA? Neglect
What is Child Abuse in PA?
Causing serious physical neglect of a child.
Serious physical neglect includes any of the following when it endangers a child’s life or health, threatens a child’s well-being, causes bodily injury or impairs a child’s health, development or functioning:
(1) A repeated, prolonged or egregious failure to supervise a child in a manner that is appropriate considering the child’s developmental age and abilities.
(2) The failure to provide a child with adequate essentials of life, including food, shelter or medical care.
Other types of abuse…