Child Abuse / Protection Reporting / Yuma County / Department of Social Services
Yuma County / Department of Social Services
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United Way of Weld County
Description of Service
The Child Protection Intake Unit is responsible for investigating allegations of abuse or neglect of children from birth until the age of 18.
The primary responsibility of the Intake Unit is to assess for safety and provide protection to children who are battered and abused, severely neglected, and/or dependent.
Urgent Services Provided
Child Protection Ongoing:
Should it be in the child’s best interest to be removed from the home due to issues of health and safety, the Child Protection Ongoing Unit will work with the parents to address these issues through use of a treatment plan with the end goal of reunifying the family, if at all possible.
The Screening Department is responsible for taking reports of alleged child abuse and neglect, as well as allegations of at-risk adult abuse and neglect.
All reports made to the Department are confidential including the name of the party who reports the alleged abuse or neglect. Colorado Law protects people from liability if they make a report in good faith.
IF YOU FEEL THAT SOMEONE IS IN IMMEDIATE DANGER PLEASE CALL 911
TO FILE REPORT OF ABUSE OR NEGLECT:
Colorado/Yuma County Child Protection Hotline