Delaware Code Title 11, § 1102 makes it a crime to intentionally, knowingly or recklessly act in an “injurious manner” toward a child.
10 Delaware Code § 901 makes the lack of “necessary supervision” a form of neglect, depending on the age and circumstances of the child.
This webpage is not a legal document, and Let Grow does not take responsibility for the content. Be mindful that some localities have rules and guidelines even when the state does not. When in doubt, consult your local authorities to confirm the laws where you live. What’s more, laws change, as do judicial interpretations of them, and this webpage may not be updated immediately.
Right now, most states’ neglect laws are incredibly open-ended. They say things like, “Parent must provide proper supervision.” We agree! But people have different ideas of what that entails. Select a state below to learn more about their laws, policies and how Let Grow is helping.
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