The General Protective Services provides child safety with service activities. The service is provided to protect the rights, health, and welfare of children when parents fail or are unable to provide their children with adequate food, clothing, shelter, care, or protection. Activities are provided to children and families when the children have been neglected, exploited, or injured by their parents to an extent not sufficient to be covered by Act 124 of November 26, 1975, as amended by Act 127 of 1998. Included are runaway children by virtue of their status. Activities are provided to insure such children an opportunity for healthy growth and development and to prevent the occurrence of further and more serious harm.
The Child Protective Service is provided for children reported as abused.