Child Protective Services

Handbook Revision, June 5, 2017

This revision of the Child Protective Services Handbook was published on June 5, 2017.

CPS wants to ensure that the general public understands what critical actions caseworkers are required to perform and why. To further this understanding, CPS has set up a policy e-mail box for the general public: CPSPolicyQuestions@dfps.state.tx.us. Please feel free to contact us, via this email address, with any general questions related to policy.

For questions or concerns regarding specific cases, please contact the caseworker or supervisor, or the Office of Consumer Affairs at 1-800-720-7777.

Removed requirement of court approval for placement change. (PATS 10222)

Removing section 6411.5 of CPS policy - Court Approval for Placement Change.

CVS and Legal have determined that the policy is incorrect, and a caseworker is not required by statute to notify a court immediately upon removing a child in DFPS conservatorship from a placement.

See:

6411.5 Court Approval for Placement Change