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Wayne Resource Guide Child Protective Services/Social Services


Child Protective Services - are defined as services on behalf of children under the age of 18, including runaway children, who are harmed or threatened with harm by a parent, guardian, or other person legally responsible for the child's health and welfare (as defined by the Family Court Act, section 1012g) through non-accidental physical or mental injury, sexual abuse (as defined by State law), or negligent treatment or maltreatment including the failure to provide adequate food, clothing, or shelter. Runaway children are included where their status as a runaway child is apparently the result of their abuse or maltreatment or when their status is due to the unwillingness or inability of the parents to continue to assume legal responsibilities and obligations.



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