Child Protective Services

‘On Paper, You’re Normal’: Narratives of Unseen Health Needs Among Women Who Have Had Children Removed From Their Care

Introduction Child protective services have statutory power to intervene if they believe a child to be at risk of significant harm due to parental neglect, abuse, or concerns around parenting capacity. Local authorities can introduce ‘child protection plans’, which strive … Read More


How can data sharing across child- and family-serving systems be implemented effectively? Complex issues — such as those encountered in child welfare — require complex solutions, often necessitating cross-system data sharing and collaboration. Improving the safety and well-being of children … Read More

Representing Families of Children with Diabetes Facing Child Abuse and Neglect Investigations

I. Introduction Parents and guardians of children with diabetes strive to keep life as normal as possible for their children. They have to work closely with their children’s school and doctor in order to ensure that they are properly cared … Read More

25th edition of the Child Maltreatment Report

Child abuse, neglect data released HHS’ Administration for Children and Families (ACF) released the 25th edition of the Child Maltreatment Report, which analyzes data collected by state child protective services (CPS) agencies.  The report shows an increase from Fiscal Year 2013 … Read More