What should you not say to a CPS worker?
Please do not say, “I don’t believe it” or “that’s not true” or “she tells stories” or anything that gives CPS the thought that you don’t believe sexual abuse has occurred. Show genuine concern. Ask, “what can I do to make sure I am providing my child with a safe home?” Ask the CPS worker questions.
What to do if your child is being investigated by CPS?
Ask questions, but volunteer little information at this point. Be helpful. Tell the CPS worker what your child likes and doesn’t like, and inform her of any medications your child might be taking or other special needs he or she might have. Ask for a visit with your child.
Can you take your child to CPS without a lawyer?
NEVER, EVER take your children to CPS offices without your lawyer right beside you. This tactic is used by CPS to get you to surrender the children to them at there offices instead of them going to the effort of removing the children from your home.
How often should you have a visit with a CPS worker?
Ask for a visit with your child. Typically, you will get a one hour visit one time a week. Do not threaten the CPS worker and try not to show too much anger. If the CPS worker feels threatened by you or senses that you are “unstable” it will only hurt your chances of getting your child home.
Can a child be removed from the home by CPS?
Make sure you read about these five mistakes you can never make with CPS! CPS can remove children from the home. The caseworkers at Child Protective Services can legally remove your children from your home, but only under certain circumstances.
Can a CPS Officer force their way into your home?
CPS cannot force their way into your home. Unless CPS has received a court order or believes there is an imminent threat to the child (such as they can hear or see the child being harmed). CPS cannot test you for drugs without your consent.
Can a CPS be involved in a domestic violence case?
Domestic Violence and CPS: Points to Consider. Domestic violence in the home means that CPS may become involved with your children. Domestic Violence, sometimes called domestic assault, can result in criminal charges and a host of other unwanted consequences for the people involved.
When to report a case to the CPS?
There can be several situations of reported child abuse case. One of the most common ones is when there is a fight between the parents of a child and a police case is registered. Once there is an allegation of family violence, it is the obligation of the CPS team to ensure the safety of the child.