Should you report child abuse if you are a victim or suspect that a child is being abused? Often people are afraid to report abuse for fear of retaliation. Any report that is made to Child Protective Services or CPS is confidential and anybody that makes such a report is insulated by law from any civil or criminal action unless a knowing false report of abuse is made. Making fasle allegation of physical or sexual abuse in family court in order to obtain favorable custody and visitation orders can have serious consequences. These abuse cases can be family law issues or juvenile law matters. a report may have been made to CPS and your children may be taken away and placed in foster care. If this occurs contact a juvenile law attorney to assist you.
Certain people must report abuse such as teachers and doctors.
If you suspect abuse or are being accused of child abuse contact the family law offices of Yanez & Associates for a free one hour consultation at 714-971-8000