Does a report mean a child will be removed from the home?
No. Most reports of child abuse and or neglect do not result in the child being removed from the home. The goal of DCFS is to enable the child to safely remain in their own home. However, if the Child Protective Worker finds that the child is at risk of harm, that worker may, with the approval of Juvenile Court Intake, detain the child until the investigation is complete and the child’s safety assured.

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1. How do I report a suspected case of abuse and neglect?
2. What is child abuse and neglect?
3. When should I report abuse or neglect?
4. Who will know I made a report?
5. What happens after I make the report?
6. Does a report mean a child will be removed from the home?