Foster care families in short supply in southwest Kansas
Garden City Telegram
There is a need for foster families in southwest Kansas, and one area foster care official believes much of the shortage is driven by misconceptions about foster care.
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.