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Child Abuse and Neglect Publications

The key documents and brochures published by the Department of Children and Families are available for viewing and downloading below.

DCF Mandated Reporter Guide 

State law requires professionals whose work brings them in contact with children to notify DCF if they suspect that a child is being abused and/or neglected.


Child Protective Services: A Family's Guide

This Guide explains the role of the Department of Children and Families' social workers and other staff who team together to serve you and your family. The Guide also explains why an investigation may be taking place, a family's options and rights during the investigation, the potential outcomes of an investigation, as well as other related procedures and rights involving the Family Assessment, fair hearings, and the grievance process.



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