After your report has been made, staff at Social Services will decide whether or not an investigation will be done (based on state requirements). If intervention is warranted, Child Protective Services will investigate within 24 hours in case of abuse and 72 hours in case of neglect.
The investigation may include a visit to the child’s home and school as well as interviews with others who are in regular contact with the child. A full assessment will be made to determine future actions including the child and the family.
* This information quoted in in part from Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (www.preventchildabusenc.org). The Child Advocacy Center, Inc. is an Affiliate Agency of Prevent Child Abuse NC.