Abuse is the physical, sexual or emotional harm or risk of harm to a child under the age of 18 caused by a parent or other person who acts as a caregiver for the child.
Neglect occurs when a parent or caregiver fails to provide proper supervision for a child or adequate food, clothing, shelter, education or medical care although financially able or assisted to do so.
What should you do if you suspect abuse or neglect?
In case of emergency, dial 911 immediately.
In addition, you must take these steps.
Step #1. Call the Rutgers Police Department.