Support for Child Protections
When a child is being abused or neglected, legal steps can be taken to safeguard the interests of the child. The Support for Child Protection decides on which steps to take, based on information provided by centers for child abuse. Possible steps include:
- placing a child under the supervision of a family guardian;
- removing a child from parental custody.
When volunteers, parents, guardians and/or in-laws decide to advocate for children; we look for child protection centers to provide an advocate approach …. but it’s not always possible. During proceedings it is important to work with parents, foster parents and others to become an advocate for children and watch judges, Ad Litems, attorneys and the courts. During these proceedings, the child will also be allowed to speak, if he or she is 12 years or older. The parents will be heard too.