The state is looking to raise awareness about child abuse and ways to prevent it.
“We must ask ourselves what we can do to better protect children,” Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden said. “First and foremost, we can never forget that kids are not responsible for protecting themselves: that is our job as adults. We all know the sayings about minding your own business,or that good fences make good neighbors. But that’s not the case when it comes to stopping child abuse. As individuals, as neighbors and as a community we must remain vigilant on behalf of children.” Biden also reminds Delawareans of a toll-free Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-292-9582, at which any suspicions of abuse may be reported. Today (Thursday) at Legislative Hall in Dover, Governor Jack Markell is scheduled to formally recognize April as Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month