How do I file a complaint with CPS in Arizona?
A report can be made to the DCS Statewide Toll-Free Child Abuse Hotline at 1-888-767-2445, (1-888-SOS-CHILD) or law enforcement office.
How do I fight DCS in Arizona?
If you have a dispute with DCS, follow the following steps:
- Step 1: Attempt to Resolve Disputes with the DCS Caseworker.
- Step 2: Elevate Concern to DCS Supervisor.
- Step 3: Contact the DCS Office of the Ombudsman or utilize the DCS Grievance process.
- Step 4: Contact the State of Arizona Ombudsman-Citizens’ Aide Office.
What are grounds for CPS to remove a child Arizona?
If your child faces serious neglect or abuse, DCS is required to take action, which may include removing your child from your home. DCS attempts to balance the legal rights of parents and the needs and rights of children to live in a safe and healthy home.
How do I complain about my child’s social worker?
How to make a complaint. Fill in the children’s social care complaint form, or you can call 020 7926 9777.
How do I report a DCS worker in Arizona?
Contact the DCS Office of the Ombudsman:
- Email: [email protected]
- Call: 602-364-0777 or 1-877-527-0765.
What makes a parent unfit in Arizona?
The legal definition of an unfit parent is when the parent through their conduct fails to provide proper guidance, care, or support. Also, if there is abuse, neglect, or substance abuse issues, that parent will be deemed unfit.
How often should a social worker visit a child in need?
Timeframes. An initial Child in Need meeting must be convened within 10 working days of a decision that Child in Need intervention is required. A review Child in Need meeting will be held at least every 6 weeks. Visits should be at least every 20 working days.
Who is in charge of DCS in AZ?
Mike Faust is the Director of the Arizona Department of Child Safety. Mike began his state career in September 2015 at the Arizona Department of Administration’s Government Transformation Office.