Legal Options: Child Welfare Is Involved

When Child Welfare is Involved

When the Department of Social Services (DSS) receives a report of suspected neglect or abuse, they are required to investigate. If they determine that the child is not safe in the home, they can either take custody of the child at that time or they can create a Temporary Placement Safety Agreement with the family, and the child is cared for temporarily by relatives.

*Not Intended as Legal Advice