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How we make decisions in child protective services intake and investigation

How we make decisions in child protective services intake and investigation

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Published by American Bar Association, National Legal Resource Center for Child Advocacy and Protection in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Child welfare workers -- Decision making.,
  • Social workers -- Decision making.,
  • Children -- Services for -- Decision making.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementSusan J. Wells.
    ContributionsNational Legal Resource Center for Child Advocacy and Protection (U.S.)
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Paginationx, 68 p.
    Number of Pages68
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14552051M

    This second edition of Helping in Child Protective Services: A Competency-Based Casework Handbook is a comprehensive desk reference that serves as both a daily guide for workers and a training tool for supervisors and administrators. This invaluable resource provides CPS workers with the knowledge and skills necessary to assist vulnerable families, covering such key issues as assessment Reviews: Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting and Investigation: Policy Guidelines For Decision Making (ABA/APWA/AEI, ), available from the American Bar Association, () for $ 3. Guidelines for a Model System of Protective Services for Abused and Neglected Children and Their Families (APWA, ), available from the American Public Welfare.

    10 Things You Should do if CPS or DCFS is Investigating You 1: Take any accusations seriously. No matter how absurd or unbelievable the CPS/DCFS social worker’s claim(s) may seem, please understand that the social worker is dead serious, and most likely presumes – no most likely BELIEVES that you are guilty as accused. A police officer may be involved in the investigation, particularly if the concerns relate to physical harm or sexual abuse. Following a full assessment, a decision will be made about whether it is possible to address the child's protective needs by supporting and assisting the family.

    Child Protective Services Intake, Assessments and In Home Services. TO MAKE A CHILD ABUSE OR NEGLECT REPORT CALL DURING REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS. NIGHTS, WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS DIAL The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) - Information on the Children's Protective Services Program, child abuse reporting procedures, and help for parents in caring for their children.


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Child Protective Services: A Guide for Caseworkers. Diane DePanfilis, Ph.D., M.S.W. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Administration for Children File Size: 2MB.

CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES. Emergency. If you are in danger or have an emergency, please call. Intake Line. If you suspect child abuse or neglect, please call our intake line at. The primary goal of Child and Family Services is to protect children from abuse, neglect, or dependency, as well as to serve their.

Strong Families Make a Strong Kansas. Child Abuse/Neglect Intake, Investigation and Assessment. Diane Carver, Program Administrator.

DCF Prevention and Protection Services. 2 Kansas Statutes Annotated K.S.A. (Kansas Code for the Care of Children) Kansas Administrative Investigation for child abuse or neglect. The Child Protective Services goal is to keep the child in his/her own home when it is safe, and when the child is at risk, to develop an alternate plan as quickly as possible.

If you suspect that a child has been, or is in danger of, abuse or neglect, contact the county Children's Protective Services hour emergency response phone. Partly funded by the federal government, Child Protective Services agencies were first established in response to the CAPTA.

This mandated that all states establish procedures to investigate suspected incidents of child maltreatment.

Child protection services are available from the Ministry of Social Services for children who are believed to be in need of protection. It is the goal of the Ministry of Social Services to keep children in their family home whenever possible and, if a child must be removed for their protection, to reunite families as soon as possible.

The diamond that is labeled “decision-making” in Figure 1 includes both the decision-making continuum (which includes the range of decisions CPS workers make, beginning with intake and ending at case closure) as well as the psychological process of decision-making (Baumann, Fluke, Dalgleish, and Kern; ; Fluke, Baumann, Dalgleish, & Kern, ).

We assign a social worker from CFSA Child Protective Services (CPS) to investigate, usually within 24 hours of getting the report.

The social worker’s job is to find out whether the report of abuse or neglect is true or false. Professionals in children's services who make decisions consistent with these principles should receive the encouragement, approval, and support of their organization. 7 CONCLUSION The blame culture in child protection is frequently discussed, but the aim of this article has been to explore the way it contributes to problems and how it can be.

Intake is the first stage of the child protective services (CPS) process and is one of the most important decision-making points in the child protection system.

It is the point at which reports of suspected child abuse and neglect are received. Information gathered by caseworkers is used to make decisions regarding safety and. Law enforcement must contact the county Child Protective Services (CPS) agency within 12 hours of receiving a report of suspected child abuse or neglect.

Some people are mandated reporters who by law must report any suspected or threatened abuse or neglect of a child. If DFPS decides that children aren't safe, the investigator starts protective services.

In a DFPS investigation, an investigator may interview family members and others with knowledge to get enough information to make safety decisions. At the end of the investigation, DFPS makes a ruling on each allegation.

This ruling is called a disposition. Book-a-Day Blog Eva Perry Mock Newberry Book Club Child Protective Services (CPS) Intake: A reporter who disagrees with a decision to screen out a report can request a review of the decision and/or can make another report if additional information becomes available.

Child Protective Services: A Guide for Caseworkers To view or obtain copies of other manuals in this series, contact the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information at. Hotline systems are the first point of contact between the public and the child protection agency.

The public has a reasonable expectation that children who come to the attention of the CPS agency will be safe from future harm. Having an in-depth understanding about the practice and underlying policies of an agency’s hotline system is essential for any child protection agency leader.

The Child Protective Service (CPS) unit of the local department of social services is required to begin an investigation of each report within 24 hours. The investigation should include an evaluation of the safety of the child named in the report and any other children in the home, and a determination of the risk to the children if they.

Child Protective Services (CPS) investigates reports of child abuse and neglect to protect children from harm now and in the future.

CPS works to strengthen and stabilize families so that they can safely care for their children at home. At intake, the CPS agency receiving the referral must gather enough information from the reporter, agency records, and State central registries to permit decision-making.

This information must include whether the reported family is currently involved, or has a history of involvement, in the child welfare system. The agency must then make two primary decisions.The investigation process leads CMs to make decisions based on what 3 areas?

Incident based (regarding current maltreatment) When interviewing a child in a CPS investigation do we only interview them alone at all times? Child Protective Services.

38 terms. margaretoden. Final Quiz - ch. ch. 78 terms. kglance. Subjects.a state agency established and defined by the Texas Family Code that investigates reports of child abuse and neglect, provides services to children and families in their own homes, provides services to youth in foster care to make the transition into adulthood, and places children in adoptive homes.