The Great Role of State Child Protection When Minors Are Abused And Neglected

Everybody would agree that nothing is more important than protecting our kids. State Child Protection involves situations when parents are investigated by the state for neglecting or abusing their children.

The State Child Protection procedure:

  1. A report of suspected abuse or neglect is made to the appropriate state agency. child
  2. An investigation process of the report’s validity takes place. It is done through: interviews,  observations and reviewing documents concerning the child. 
  3. If at the end of the investigation the child is determined to be at risk, the child may be temporary taken out of their homes to ensure their safety.
  4. Usually the child is kept with their parents unless there is an definite safety concern.  
  5. Social services can provide rehabilitative services to children, parents, and other family members if it is necessary.  
  6. If the situation is serious, the Court will determine what should be done. If the accusations of abuse and neglect are true, the court may issue a Child Protection Order to keep the child safe.

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Four Children Die Every Day as a Result of Child Abuse

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According to Childhelp, a report of child abuse is made every ten seconds. More than four (4) children die every day as a result of child abuse. Approximately 70% of children that die from abuse are under the age of 4.

Child abuse is regarded as failure to act on the part of the parent or caretaker that results in death, serious physical or emotional harm, sexual abuse or exploitation. Child abuse can occur not only in child’s home but also at schools, kindergartens or other organizations the child interacts with.

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