If you have a concern that a child is being abused or neglected you may
call the office at (804) 785-5977 or (804) 769-5003 during office hours
or the State Child Abuse/Neglect Hotline at (800) 552-7096 to report your
The goal of Child Protective Services is to identify, assess, and provide
services to children and families in an effort to protect children, preserve
families, whenever possible, and prevent further maltreatment. CPS is
non-punitive in its approach and is directed toward enabling families
to provide adequate care for their children.
The goal of Prevention Services is to strengthen families by insuring
the safety, permanency and well-being of its children. These services
are designed to:
the occurrence (or reoccurrence) of child abuse/neglect from any caretaker
out of home care (including the prevention of foster care)
The Foster Care Program provides services to children and families when
circumstances require the child to be temporarily removed from their home.
Foster care provides a safe and stable environment for children and older
youth until the issues that made placement outside the home necessary
are resolved. When a child cannot return home, another permanent home
is found for the child through adoption or legal custody by a relative.
We are always looking for families to serve as foster parents. If you
are interested in being a foster parent for King and Queen, or would like
additional information, please call our office at (804)-785-5977 or (804)
Adoption services are offered to the adoptive family when a foster child
is adopted from our agency. The department continues to assist the adoptive
family to facilitate the child’s adjustment into the new family
and to assess the ongoing service needs.
Court Order Home Studies
The department is ordered by the Court to conduct an assessment of a home
and to make recommendations to the Court to assist in custody decisions.
The Employment Services Program offers assistance in becoming self-sufficient
for recipients of TANF and SNAP. The program offers employment-related
activities, education, training, and needed support services.
Adult Protective Services
Adult Protective Services includes the identification, receipt and investigation
of reports of abuse, neglect or exploitation of adults 60 years of age
or older and incapacitated adults age 18 or older.
If protective services are needed and accepted by the individual, local
department Adult Protective Services workers may arrange for a wide variety
of health, housing, social and legal services to stop the mistreatment
or prevent further mistreatment. Services offered may include home-based
care, transportation, adult day services, adult foster care, nutrition
services and legal intervention in order to protect the adult. Services
may also be arranged for individuals in emergency situations who lack
the capacity to consent to services.
Adult Services are provided to adults with an impairment.
Adult Services workers may offer assistance in the form of home-based
care (such as companion, chore, or homemaker services); adult day services;
adult foster care; nutrition services through congregate meal programs
or home delivered meals; assessment for nursing facility or assisted living
facility care; and coordination of other services to support the adult.
These services are designed to assist the adult in remaining in the least
restrictive setting and functioning as independently as possible, to establish
or strengthen appropriate family and social support systems, and to support
the adult in self-determination.
For additional information on programs, please visit the website for the
Virginia Department of Social Services at http://www.dss.virginia.gov/