Why does cps want to talk to kids?

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Vance Farrell asked a question: Why does cps want to talk to kids?
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Date created: Sun, May 23, 2021 6:14 AM
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The longer answer is CPS will usually attempt to see your child before they talk to you. There is a simple reason for this: Workers want to talk to the child before a parent or foster parent has the chance to tell them what to say (at best) or threaten the child with consequences of disclosing abuse (at worst).

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A CPS investigator can interview any child who is a reported victim of abuse or neglect at any reasonable time or place, including your child’s home or school or daycare. The investigator will want talk to your child about: • Whether she was abused or neglected

The parent of another child in your son’s group has been accused of sexual abuse of a child. CPS may want to interview your child to find out whether the man has done anything to him. You have the absolute right to tell her no. And I strongly recommend you do, in fact, say no. Why?

This comes as a shock to a lot of parents, but CPS can legally talk to your child alone. If the abuse allegations are quite serious, CPS may attempt to speak with your child before they talk to you. Parents may question the legality of this, however, it prevents kids from being coerced into saying something false to protect abusers.

CPS caseworkers have the right to meet with your children without your permission and without you present. In fact, CPS will often speak to your child before they speak to you. This is to ensure that guilty parents do not have the opportunity to coach or threaten their children into providing specific answers.

In criminal law it is ALWAYS strongly suggested that you talk to NO ONE but your attorney. Think about it. Virtually ALL CHARGES that CPS or DCFS levels against you are CRIMINAL CHARGES. And while CPS or DCFS is there ONLY to take your kids, the police can and often will show up later for the parents!

The CPS worker might want to speak to your child. She might want to have a look at your child’s bedroom, toys, homework and would look for sanitary procedures and whether food is available readily for your child. There are certain things which one should keep in mind to have the CPS report in your favor.

All of these questions are designed to prompt the child to talk about their feelings and experiences so that the caseworker can better evaluate the situation. Do not coach your children. I am somewhat concerned that you may be looking into “What questions will CPS ask my child?” because you want to coach your children to give better answers.

CPS almost always talks to child/ren prior to parents having knowledge its the norm. They do this in an effort to get unprovoked honest answers. Your chil/ren can refuse to speak. shrinkmaster, Oct 18, 2013

For instance, if you are a divorced parent who has visitation rights to your child you may want to become involved in the CPS case so that your child can live with you during the CPS case. On the other hand, if you are living with the parent who was accused of neglect or abuse the situation is a little more complicated.

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