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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Child_Protective_Services

Child Protective Services (CPS) is the name of a governmental agency in many states of the United States responsible for providing child protection, which includes responding to reports of child abuse or neglect. Some states use other names, often attempting to reflect more family-centered (as opposed to child- centered) ...

www.dfps.state.tx.us/Child_Protection/Investigations/parents_guide_to_investigation.asp

A Parent's Guide to a Child Protective Services (CPS) Investigation.

www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339-73971_7119_50648_7194-159484--,00.html

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) - Overview of the investigation process for allegations of abuse and neglect of children under the age of 18.

www.childwelfare.gov/topics/responding/iia

Various assessments of risk, safety, child and family functioning, and trauma occur at screening, intake, investigation/assessment, ongoing child protection, and case closure. Throughout the assessment phase, caseworkers may face unique challenges in responding to the varying types of child abuse and neglect or ...

www.childwelfare.gov/pubPDFs/cps.pdf

Child Protective Services: A Guide for Caseworkers. CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT. USER MANUAL SERIES. Child Protective Services: A Guide for. Caseworkers. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Administration for Children and Fam i lies. Administration on Children, Youth and Families. Children's Bureau.

emmasmith.org/KnowYourFamilyRightsHandbook.htm

01-3648, 2003 US App. Lexis 7144) will affect the manner in which law enforcement and child protective services investigations of alleged child abuse or neglect ..... If the citizens of this country hold CPS to the same standards that they hold parents to, no judge should ever put another child in the hands of ANY government ...

coanet.org/standard/ca-cps/5

Practices are basically sound but there is room for improvement, as noted in the ratings for the Practice standards; e.g.,. Minor inconsistencies and not yet fully developed practices are noted, however, these do not significantly impact service quality; or; Procedures need strengthening; or; With few exceptions procedures are ...

dcf.wisconsin.gov/files/cwportal/policy/pdf/access-ia-standards.pdf

keeping with these Standards is referenced in s. 48.981(3)(c)1, Stats. CPS agencies have discretion in investigating reports of alleged child maltreatment by a person who is not a specified caregiver.3 These Standards also outline requirements for CPS Access and Non-caregiver Investigation when agencies choose to ...

www.in.gov/dcs/2398.htm

Investigations of abuse or neglect may be substantiated or unsubstantiated. The child's safety is the paramount concern for child protective staff conducting investigations. Families receive services based on the severity of the abuse or neglect, an assessment of the child's and the family's needs, and an assessment of the ...