HEM’s Questions & Answers – May-June 2011
Child Protective Services and Educational Neglect
I received a call from our county child protective service saying we had been reported as neglecting our 6 and 9 year old children. I asked exactly what kind of neglect. I was told that it wasn’t physical and that the person reporting us gave “significant detail” about “educational neglect.” The county social worker said she wasn’t permitted by law to tell us who called. An investigation will be opened. Although the social worker was nice and seemed to think it was a nuisance call, you can imagine how upset we are. If anyone has gone through this I’d like to know how they handled it. – Amber V.
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