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Parents, neighbors and community help keep our children safe.  Make sure that young children are always supervised by a responsible person.  If you see young children at home, in/around cars, or in the community unsupervised call 9-1-1.




Did You Know....

1.  Illinois law defines neglected minor as "any minor under the age of 14 years whose parents or other responsible persons leave the minor without supervision for an unreasonable period of time without regard for the mental or physical health, safety or welfare of that minor.


2.  What is considered appropriate under certain circumstances may be considered child neglect in other circumstances.  Illinois law lists 15 specific factors to be considered when deciding whether a child has been left alone for an unreasonable period of time.


3.  Leaving children unsupervised or inadequately supervised may result in injury or at the very worst, death.  Never leave babies or young children alone, whether asleep or awake, not even for a few minutes.  Young children are not mature enough to cope with emergencies and should not be left alone or in charge of other children.


4.  Every year nearly 4.5 million children ages 14 and under are injured at home, in/around cars, and in the community.  The vast majority of the unintentional injury-related deaths among children occur when they are unsupervised. 

5.  The top causes of accident-related injuries and deaths are caused by:  motor vehicle crashes, drowning, poisonings , fire/burns, falls, choking and firearms.


If you have questions....Ask.  Asking questions can save kids' lives.  Call for more information about supervision and the safety of young children.

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