Can CPS use your past against you?
Absolutely. Your entire case history can and most likely will be used against you. The more you endanger your children the more likely you are to lose them for good and everyone from case workers to the judge will look at your entire history with CPS.
Can CPS spy on you?
You can sue CPS in their Official and Individual Capacity. They do spy on you. Whoever said they don’t has not been in a BenchMark Meeting where the Caseworker said she found your Facebook Post in a Group. Another thing they do to Parents is Predictive Negligence at every 45 day Benchmark Meeting before the court date.
What happens if you don’t let CPS in your home?
DO NOT LET CPS INTO YOUR HOME Be advised that the worker may threaten you or threaten to take your children but remember this is an empty threat. If the investigator show up with police and they believe there is an imminent threat, they have the right to enter your home. However, this rarely happens. .
Can CPS take my child if I refuse a drug test?
Drug Testing If you test positive the CPS caseworker will ask you to voluntarily sign a safety plan that places your children with another friend or relative. If you refuse, they will likely, but not always file a suit and state the basis to remove the child is neglectful supervision.
What does a social worker look for in a home visit?
Typically when a social worker visits your home, they are looking for any safety hazards and whether or not you have enough space for the child. They would also check for basic safety items, such as a fire alarm, fire extinguisher, and covered electrical outlets.
Can you refuse social services assessment?
You can refuse services. If you think the plan is not right for your child and family you should explain this to the social worker and other professionals. If the social worker is not worried about your child’s well-being, they may close the case.
What happens when child services comes to your house?
If CPS determines that there may be abuse or neglect, a report will be registered, and then CPS will begin an investigation. CPS will most-likely also make a report to the police. After this, the police may conduct their own investigation (the investigation will usually occur within 24 hours of a report).
What does DCF look for in a home visit?
She can ask you questions about almost any part of your life. The social worker may want to see your child or children when they are at home with you. The worker also may look around your home. If the DCF worker believes the child is being abused or neglected, the worker will “support” the claim of abuse or neglect.