I dont understand why they keep coming back after the initial visit when the worker commented that everything looked ok. Why do they keep harassing you? What a waste of taxpayers money to say the least. Are they obligated to harass you for the minimum of 60 days even if in that time it is clear you and especially your kids dont need their help? Or is the main worry that you are homeschooling?
For every loving family they harass, children who really need their help are being ignored. I detest the cps, it should be abolished.
Everyone is entitled to their opinion about CPS. I just want to remind you all though that pretty much every family - even those with obvious, horrific problems - feels like they are being unnecessarily engaged by CPS at some point in their engagement.
You only know what is said on the screen. The CPS worker is not here (and nor should they be!) to tell you what THEIR concerns are, why they're asking what they are, etc. As someone who has worked with CPS for decades, I wanna re-state *again* that the number of either unnecessary or totally wrong engagements of families compared with the gigantic number of families CPS is mandated to respond to is TINY. Seriously, TINY.
I don't know why it would ever, ever be considered a waste of taxpayer money for a CPS worker to follow up on concerns they have about the wellbeing and safety of a child/children. But what I do know is, we only - all of us - get one side on this board and it boggles my mind how quickly people can jump to assuming there's nothing else. I'm NOT saying I think OP is lying or hiding something from us, not at all. I AM saying that OP may not have a clear understanding of the worker's current concerns, and she's entitled to that, which is why I posted what I did directly to her.
Contactmaya, you have a right to detest CPS and wish it to be abolished. I just hope, on behalf of the literally hundreds of thousands of defenseless, innocent children whose basic needs are not being met or who are being abused on a daily basis, that your wish doesn't come true. CPS mostly UNDERresponds. And once a family comes to CPS attention, it can take time to make sure there are no additional concerns and that the case can be closed. Some see that as harassment... but as someone who's seen way way WAY too many of the opposite cases where a child eventually died and the family had been reported to CPS before but CPS hadn't picked up on the clues that things were more serious than they appeared, I'd always rather - where there is an initial report of something that fits our definitions of neglect or abuse - that we risk engaging those rare families that have nothing going on, so that the vast majority of families who DO have something not ok happening with their kids are identified.
This board is full of adults who, as kids, had no one protect them. There are also some here who had bad stuff happened but someone (a parent, a relative, a friend, CPS) did intervene and they were spared more bad stuff. Even before I ever worked for CPS I wanted my tax dollars to go to helping kids who can't help themselves... I honestly can't think of a better use of my tax dollars (other than educating kids as well and helping parents who are struggling).