Child Protection Services
The protection of children is the fundamental responsibility of this unit. This unit takes appropriate steps to protect the children who may be at risk of neglect, abuse or exploitation. Protecting children may require the removal of the child.
This Agency has three (3) Child Protection Workers who are appointed as officers under the Child and Family Services Act. The workers are governed pursuant to the Provisions of the Act.
The Child Protection Unit is responsible for investigating all intakes regarding children that the Agency serves. If, after an investigation there is an indication that children are in some ways at risk, this unit will take the necessary steps to ensure their safety, and then transfer the case to Family Services for follow up and ongoing support.