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Child Protective Services (CPS) and Foster Care Services

Making a Child Abuse Report

For the General Public

  • Contact the Children’s System of Care/Family and Children's Services at 916-872-6549 or Toll Free at 866-293-1940 to make a report if you have knowledge of, or suspect a child is being abused or neglected.
  • Please have as much information available regarding the child and family; such as names, addresses, and ages, to ensure that CPS staff may respond to the family's needs quickly and accurately.

For Mandated Reporters

  • If you are a mandated reporter you must call 916-872-6549 or Toll Free at 866-293-1940 to initiate your report.
  • Additionally, you must also send a written report within 36 hours of the telephonic report.
  • The written report must be on the State of California’s “Suspected Child Abuse Report” form found at http://www.ag.ca.gov/childabuse/pdf/ss_8572.pdf (this form may only be printed and manually filled out) or http://www.ag.ca.gov/childabuse/pdf/8572_instruct.pdf .
  • Submit the Suspected Child Abuse Report in one of the following ways.
    • Mail: Family and Children's Services 1000 Sunset Blvd. Ste. 140, Rocklin, CA 95765
    • Fax: 916-787–8915
    • Email: pc_scar@placer.ca.gov (see specific directions below)

To electronically fill out and email form

  • Open form: SCAR_Suspected Child Abuse Report.doc; save to your hard drive, complete form and save.
  • To submit completed form, Email to:  pc_scar@placer.ca.gov, attach and send form.
  • Should you choose to send your report via e-mail, to address confidentiality you must include the following language in your e-mail.
    • CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This communication contains legally privileged and confidential information sent solely for the use of the intended recipient. If you are not the intended recipient of this communication, you are not authorized to use it in any manner, except to immediately destroy it and notify the sender.
  • Please call 916-872-6549 or Toll Free at 866-293-1940 if you have any questions regarding the reporting of child abuse.
  • Intake Staff are available 24 hours a day to speak with you.

Children's Emergency Shelter

  • Placer County Children's System of Care operates a 24-hours emergency shelter. The purpose of the Children's Emergency Shelter is to house and care for children who are victims of neglect, abuse and/or abandonment in Placer County on an emergency basis while more permanent care is being arranged.

Child Welfare Services - CWS

  • The Family and Children's Services response team has been designated to provide emergency and entry response investigations and services to children and families who are at risk or have suffered from abuse or neglect.  CSOC staff partner with key community agencies to provide alternative CPS response in some cases. Differential Response and cultural brokerage services are fundamental tenets of CSOC’s child protection efforts.

Family Finding / Destination Families

  • As part of its core mission, CSOC conducts focused efforts to place any and all youth into the most permanent form of care possible. Much of this effort involves active search and recruitment of extended kin.  Court partners are supportive of these efforts which generally lead to much more stable and de-stigmatized long term care. Some older youth are able to actively participate in their own search and placement activities. In these cases, minors are provided a notebook with all of the family information available, and together with caring staff, on line, social searches are conducted.

Independent Living Services and Transition Aged Support

  • The Children's System of care providers every single eligible foster youth with Independent Living skills training opportunities to assist in the transition to a successful, independent adulthood.
  • A host of county partners provide a network of services and support.

Ombudsman

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