Child Protection

Learn about Child Protective Services’ policies and practices regarding domestic violence.

  • Know Your Rights When CPS Comes Knocking – This report helps domestic violence survivors understand what their rights are in the initial stages of a Child Protective Services (CPS) investigation, and to know what Washington State’s policy is regarding domestic violence and CPS.
  • Know Your Rights posters and postcards in English and Spanish – Materials outlining the rights of domestic violence survivors as parents when involved with Child Protective Services.
  • Key points from DSHS’s Social Worker’s Practice Guide to Domestic Violence – In 2010, DSHS released the Social Worker’s Practice Guide to Domestic Violence to all Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) social workers. This is a summary of information in the guide and tips for how to use it in advocacy work.