Protective Services for Children are based upon a legal mandate that the county is responsible for assuring that children are properly protected and cared for.
When a report of suspected child abuse or neglect is received, a social worker investigates by visiting in the home and interviewing the involved parties. The department also offers services to dependent children who have no one able to care for them.
A social worker is always available even after regular working hours to intervene and assure that children at risk are protected and provided with appropriate care.
If you suspect that a child is being neglected or abused, contact the Department of Social Services at 919-580-4034 or the CPS Hotline at 919-705-1729.