Child Protective Services
Child Protective Services responds to reports of child abuse and neglect by conducting family assessments and investigations. In addition, supportive services may be provided to families for which children are assessed to be at risk. The CPS Hotline/Helpline screens reports of suspected child abuse and neglect, as well as provides guidance and information in response to requests for resources and support services.
In Fiscal Year 2010, Child Protective Services (CPS) assessed or investigated 2,677 cases of child abuse and/or neglect in Fairfax County. The most common form of reported maltreatment was physical abuse, followed by neglect, which includes the inadequate supervision of children.
Our HOTLINE is a HELP Line ...
We all need help taking care of our children. If you're concerned about a child's well-being ... or want to report or discuss a possible abuse or neglect situation ... or want advice, counseling, resources or help, please call:
Child Protective Services Hotline
Your call is confidential.
In addition to protecting children, CPS social workers provide counseling and referrals to parenting programs, child care and other helpful resources. Local organizations and human service agencies work together to provide prevention-oriented supports to families at risk of abuse and neglect, including services provided at neighborhood-based Family Resource Centers.