Child Protective Services

Children & Family Services

Child and Family Social Work Services of Warren County provides safety and permanence to children by preserving and strengthening families through family-centered, child-focused, community-based services. To maintain our standard of excellent service, we employ experienced Social Workers to help clients who require one of the following services:

  • Adoption Services
  • Child Protective Services
  • Foster Care Placement and Reunification
  • In-Home Case Management Services
  • Prevention Services
  • Recruitment and licensing of Foster Families

Child Protective Services

The Warren County Department of Social Services Child Protection Services Program protects children who are at risk of abuse or neglect while making every effort to keep families intact. Child Protection Services also offers referrals for counseling for families, training for adoptive or foster parents and licensing services for child welfare agencies.

The Child Protective Services program strives to ensure safe, permanent, nurturing families for children by protecting them from abuse and neglect while attempting to preserve the family unit. Child Protective Services help prevent further harm to children from intentional physical or mental injury, sexual abuse, exploitation, or neglect by a person responsible for a child's health or welfare. Child Protective Services also help protect children who have no parent, guardian, or custodian to provide care and supervision, or whose parents or guardians or custodian is unable to provide for the care or supervision and lacks an appropriate alternative childcare arrangement.

State Office

For more information, visit the North Carolina Child Protective Services Program website.

Service Support

Social services staff accomplishes all these services through:

  • Assessing suspected cases of abuse and neglect
  • Assisting the family in diagnosing the problem
  • Providing in-home counseling and supportive services to help children stay at home with their families
  • Coordinating community and agency services for the family
  • Petitioning the court for removal of the child, if necessary

What is Multiple Response System?

The Multiple Response System is an effort to reform the entire continuum of child welfare in North Carolina, from intake through placement services. The reform is based upon the application of family centered principles of partnership through seven strategic components of MRS The seven strategies of Warren County DSS Multiple Response System constitutes the basis for its reformation of children's services.

Reform Strategies

Seven strategies for system reform are:

  1. A choice of two approaches to reports of child abuse, neglect, or dependency
  2. A redesign of in-home services
  3. A strengths-based, structured intake process
  4. Coordination between law enforcement agencies and child protective services for the investigative assessment approach
  5. Implementation of Child and Family Team meetings during the provision of in-home services
  6. Implementation of Shared-Parenting meetings in child placement cases
  7. Collaboration between the Work First Family Assistance and child welfare programs