DCYF reports abuse case in East Providence

Cites "maltreatment" of 16-month-old boy

Posted 11/8/19

PROVIDENCE — The State of Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth & Families issued the following disclosure pertaining to matter in city.

"A sixteen-month-old male child from East …

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DCYF reports abuse case in East Providence

Cites "maltreatment" of 16-month-old boy

Posted

PROVIDENCE — The State of Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth & Families issued the following disclosure pertaining to a matter in city.

"A sixteen-month-old male child from East Providence was admitted to Hasbro Children’s Hospital on October 30. The family had prior DCYF involvement but was not open to the Department at the time of the child’s admission to the hospital.

"The Department initiated an investigation, and through this investigation, DCYF has confirmed that the child’s condition was likely to have been caused by maltreatment. Pursuant to state law, DCYF notified the Office of the Child Advocate of the report.

"Due to confidentiality laws, we are prohibited from sharing additional information.

"DCYF’s highest priority is the safety and well-being of all children. Rhode Islanders are required by law to report known or suspected cases of child abuse or neglect to DCYF within 24 hours of becoming aware of such abuse/neglect."

Please call 1-800-RI-CHILD to report known or suspected cases of child abuse.

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