Exploitation means using a position of trust to misuse a person’s money or property.
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Childcare Licensing establishes the standards that childcare operations must follow to obtain a state license and remain open.
CPS can also offer services to families when the situation is less serious, but there is risk to a child.
This kind of open case is called an Alternative Response and does not involve a formal investigation.
The child may then get the following services: In order for CPS to continue a case after an investigation, CPS must believe that a child is at risk of abuse or neglect.
CPS may go to court to remove children from their homes if it believes children cannot remain in their homes.
Alternative Response was piloted in a few areas of the state starting in the fall of 2014.
Once a child has an open case, CPS’ goal is to work with the family to ensure the child is in a safe environment.
CCL provides a database of all legal childcare in Texas, so that you can search for childcare in your area and check out its state record.
FBSS can provide a variety of services – either directly by CPS staff or through contracts with providers or referrals to community-based providers.
Services may include, but are not limited to, family counseling, crisis intervention, substance-abuse treatment, domestic-violence intervention, and day care.
In that case, CPS can offer services to protect the family.
Here are the steps for CPS or APS to open a case: PEI focuses on preventing child abuse, neglect, and juvenile delinquency.