March 3, 2014 3:15 PM Subscribe
A family member who lives in another state has an open child protective services case. All we know is that one parent is not allowed to be alone with the child for the next ninety days. We are aware that the social worker from CPS can't reveal any information, but we are concerned for the safety of the child (of course) but also for the well-being of the parent. The parent is not communicating with family. Now what?
posted by anonymous to Human Relations (7 answers total)
Is there any way to understand what might be going on? I assume if the child was truly unsafe, they would have been removed from the home, so what rises to the level of required supervision like this? Both parents are present but one works. Child is too young for school. So I don't understand how the child isn't going to be alone at least sometimes with this parent. I know every state is different, but am also aware that they follow some general guidelines, is there someplace online I can look that might say "supervised parenting is required when factors such as XYZ are found."?