• Social Services

  • Department:

Child Protective Services

Child abuse can be defined as a non-accidental injury or pattern of injuries to a child.  Child abuse includes:

Physical abuse:  included but not limited to bruises, broken bones, failure to thrive, burns, lacerations, bald patches on the scalp

Sexual abuse:  any sexual behavior imposed on a minor to include pornography.

Emotional abuse:  psychological damage created by the child’s parent, guardian or caretaker which causes the child severe emotional distress as exhibited by anxiety, depression, withdrawal or aggressive behavior.

Child neglect:  serious disregard for a juvenile’s supervision, care, medical needs, improper discipline, injurious environment, or a child who has been abandoned.

Click here  for Frequently Asked Questions concerning Child Protection

Click here  for In-Home Services Information

Click here  for North Carolina Child Protective Services Website

Click here  for North Carolina Prevent Child Abuse Website



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