involvement of child protective services (CPS)
Involvement of child protective services (CPS)
The goal of CPS is to reduce the risk to a child, not to remove the child from the care of the non-offending parent/caregiver.
Child welfare workers can provide support and serve as an advocate if you choose to access financial or residential services.
The following are suggestions NOT recommendations on how to navigate such situations.
ALWAYS CALL 911 IF YOUR SAFETY IS AT RISK.
The following information is adapted from the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre Peer Support Handbook and the Peel Committee Against Woman Abuse Creating A Safety Plan Booklet