Client & Family Rights

All parents and caregivers involved with the Division of Children and Family Services are entitled to certain rights. They include:
  • The nature of the report regarding your child.
  • How the assessment will be conducted and how long it will take.
  • The suspected harm and /or risk to your child.
  • What was found as a result of the assessment and what will happen next.
  • To receive communication assistance if you have special needs.
  • To request information in your native language and request an interpreter.
  • To refuse any services at any time.

Children also have certain rights, including to be nurtured and live safely in their home. Children who are subject to a court order related to child protection have additional rights.

Click on a topic below for a detailed explanation of your rights