Child Protective Services (CPS) is the name of a governmental agency in many states of the United States responsible for providing child protection.
Are CPS cases Public Record?
Access to CPS Information. Members of the general public often contact the OCO with questions about a Children’s Protective Services (CPS) investigation of alleged child abuse or neglect. CPS records are confidential, but certain individuals may obtain copies of CPS case files upon request.
What is the Role of CPS?
Child Protective Services (CPS) promotes the safety and well-being of children through intervention in reported child abuse cases. The goal of CPS is to keep children in their homes when it is deemed safe, and to provide them with a safe environment when they are determined to be at risk.
What do Child Protection Services do?
Child Protective Services (CPS) provides protection for children who are at risk of, or are experiencing physical, sexual, or emotional abuse, or emotional or physical neglect. The focus is on the safety of the child and support for parents to strengthen families and promote safe nurturing homes for children.
How Long does CPS take to Investigate?
CPS has 30 days to complete an investigation unless extenuating circumstances require an extension. A CPS investigation must begin within 24 hours and usually includes: Face-to-face interviews with the alleged child victim(s), the child’s caretaker(s), the alleged perpetrator(s).
What is a CPS worker Job Description?
CPS social workers are responsible for accessing, identifying and documenting abuse and neglect cases and finding the appropriate services to enhance child welfare. Providing counseling and support services to children and parents.