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Abstract

The article focuses on child safety and discusses a case of Joshua DeShaney, a child abuse victim who claimed against his father in the U.S. Supreme Court. The article argues on the intervention of a child welfare worker in a family and offers suggestions to protect the rights of abused children. The article discusses several requirements of a claim filed by an abused child including a substantiated report of child abuse, child welfare agency intervention and a permanent injury from abuse.

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