What happens when child services is called?

What happens when child services is called?

If CPS determines that there may be abuse or neglect, a report will be registered, and CPS will begin an investigation. CPS will probably also make a report to the police who may conduct their own investigation. The investigation will usually occur within 24 hours of a report.

How do I get a child protection referral?

Making a referral You can make a referral the following ways: during core hours 9am to 5pm – phone out of hours – phone email [email protected].

What is a child protection notification?

Definition: A report made to an authorised department by persons or other bodies about an allegation of child abuse or neglect, child maltreatment or harm to a child. Specialisation of: Service/care event.

Is child first and DHHS the same?

Child and family services information, referral and support teams (Child FIRST) – DHHS Services.

What is the role of child first?

Child FIRST (Child and Family Information Referral and Support Team) provides support and assistance to vulnerable children, young people and their families where there are concerns about the wellbeing of the child or young person.

When should a child be first reported?

A referral to Child FIRST or The Orange Door is appropriate if you have a significant concern for the wellbeing of a child, but do not believe they need protection from significant harm.

What Organisation outlines the minimum standards that are required to provide adequate services and support for the child?


What is the child first program?

Child FIRST (Child and Family Interagency Resource, Support, and Training) is a home visitation program for low-income families with children ages 6-36 months at high risk of emotional, behavioral, or developmental problems, or child maltreatment, based on child screening and/or family characteristics such as maternal …

What are the child safe standards?

Child Safe Standards

  • Child safety is embedded in organisational leadership, governance and culture.
  • Children participate in decisions affecting them and are taken seriously.
  • Families and communities are informed and involved.
  • Equity is upheld, and diverse needs are taken in to account.
  • People working with children are suitable and supported.

When should I refer my child to social services?

Any situation where there is clear evidence of abuse or neglect must always be referred to Social Services, see Recognition of Significant Harm Procedure.