What will happen when I report child protection concerns?
A social service specialist will write up your report. They will need to know the names, ages, and addresses of family members. They will need to hear information about the suspected abuse or neglect. Please be prepared to provide information. The more information that you share, the better subsequent agency decision-making will be.

A supervisor will review the report and decide if the information reported is sufficient to merit an investigation based on statuary definitions of abuse / neglect. The supervisor will make a response time decision once a decision is made to open a case. Response time is determined by several factors and level of imminent danger. Cases are designated a response of 24 hours or less, or 2-5 days.

If you have question, please contact Human Services.

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1. What is child abuse and neglect?
2. What should I do if I believe that a child is abused or neglected?
3. How do I report concerns?
4. What if I'm not sure I should report?
5. Will the family know that I reported?
6. What will happen when I report child protection concerns?
7. What information is needed when I file a report?
8. What will happen when the social worker sees the child and family?
9. Will the child be removed from their family?
10. Will I learn the outcome?