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New Resource Page: Has COVID-19 Put Children at Risk in Their Homes?
Mandated Reporter Portal: Child Protective Services reports can now be made online through the Virginia Department of Social Services Mandated Reporter Portal.
If you feel that a child is in immediate and severe physical danger, call Child Protective Services at 703-228-1500 or local law enforcement immediately.
Arlington Child Protective Services (CPS) works to:
Specially trained social workers validate, investigate and assess reports of child abuse and neglect in accordance with state statutes.
Deciding whether or not to report suspected child abuse can be difficult, yet it is an important first step toward protecting a child who might be in danger.
Only if the child is at risk of serious harm will she or he be taken away from the home. Removing the child from the home is not a routine or usual occurrence. Even if the child must be removed, the goal is to keep the family together.
To sign up for a Child Sexual Abuse Prevention training or to learn more, click here!