Child and Adult Protective Services
If you need immediate assistance with domestic violence please contact the Empowerhouse hotline at (540) 373-9373
To Report Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation
Please contact the King George Department of Social Services or one of the hotlines listed below:
- King George Department of Social Services: (540) 775-3544, Mon - Fri 8:00 a.m.-.4:30 p.m.
- Child Protective Services Hotline: (800) 552-7096
- Adult Protective Services Hotline: (888) 832-3858
- Family Violence & Sexual Assault: (800) 838-8238
Child Protective Services
What is Child Protective Services?
The goal of Child Protective Services (CPS) 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. Child Protective Services is non-punitive in its approach and is directed toward enabling families to provide adequate care for their children.
For more information please visit...www.dss.virginia.gov/family/cps/index.cgi
Child Abuse and Foster Care Prevention
Includes services to families who have no current, valid CPS referral, but whose children may be at risk for maltreatment and subsequent placement in the foster care system. These families may have been the subject of a CPS referral, but whose case was determined to be invalid or assessed at low to moderate risk.
What constitutes a valid report of child abuse?
- The alleged victim is under the age of 18 years old,
- The alleged abuser is in a care taking role,
- The alleged abuse or neglect meets the definition of abuse or neglect as defined by the CPS laws, regulations and policy, and
- The King George Department of Social Services has jurisdiction to respond to the report.
For more information please visit...www.dss.virginia.gov/family/prevention.cgi
Adult Protective Services
What is Adult Protective Services?
Adult Protective Services (APS) receives and investigates reports of abuse, neglect, and 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 APS 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.
What are the indicators of Adult Abuse?
There are many potential signs indicating abuse of adults. This link provides a list of the indicators.
For more information please visit...www.vadars.org/aps/AdultProtServ.htm