In Need of Care: Hearing in abused child case postponed again
The preliminary hearing for the parents of a 14-year-old Sedgwick County girl diagnosed by a doctor as a victim of child torture has been continued a fourth time.
Reports of abuse, neglect and exploitation of a child are made to the Kansas Protection Report Center. When a report of child abuse or neglect is made, an initial assessment is made to determined if Child Protective Services should be involved. If a report meets the criteria for involvement, a social work or special investigator looks into the case. Law enforcement may also become involved if a joint investigation is warranted. Child Protective Services or law enforcement make a recommendation to the court if the child is found to be unsafe.