When a third person reports about the safety of a child, the police/social worker will investigate. The police/social worker will determine if the court should get involved and the neglected child may be taken away.
After the child is taken away, the social worker will get to know about you and your child to determine what action will protect the best interest of the child.
For the time being, the child will live with a relative, other legal parent, or in a foster home. If the social worker determines the child is not in a safe environment, the social worker will ask the court to say the child is a “dependent of the court.”
Soon after, there will be a court hearing in which the judge will decide on the care, custody, and supervision of the child.
For further information regarding child abuse and more please contact the Child abuse Lawyers for Irvine at 714-971-8000. Call today for your free 60-minute consultation!