Child Protective Services responsibilities include:
- Providing services to children and families in their own homes.
- Placing children in foster care.
- Providing services to help youth in foster care successfully transition to adulthood.
- Helping children get adopted.
Child Protective Services (CPS) becomes involved with children and families when they are referred by the DFPS Investigations division, which investigates allegations of child abuse and neglect.
CPS provides families a variety of services to strengthen families so children can stay safe at home with their parents.
When Children Are in State Care
- About State Care
- Parent's Guide to Foster Care: While Your Child Is in Our Care
- Guide to Medical Services
- Kinship Care
- Child Education
- Services for Older Youth
- Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children (ICPC)
Stop Child Abuse
- Report Child Abuse or Neglect
- Know the Signs of Child Abuse
- Get Parenting Tips
- Ways to Keep Children Safe
Data, Statistics and Presentations
- CPS Data and Statistics
- Legislative Presentations and Reports
- Monthly Statistics About Children in DFPS Care
- Stakeholder Webinars
State Laws and CPS Policies
English and Spanish
- Normalcy Training for Foster Parents
- Necesidad de normalidad: Entrenamiento para padres de acogida temporal
- Trauma Informed Care Training
- Medical Consent Training for Non-DFPS Employees
- Capacitación sobre el consentimiento médico
- Psychotropic Medications
Reporting Suspected Abuse or Neglect of a Child: A Guide for Professionals