Understand CPS

Texas Child Protective Services (CPS) has a complex system of checks and balances that help ensure children are protected and families are preserved. To help you understand and navigate CPS, TexProtects has created a series of infographics that show how a case moves through the system, how the different stages interact with each other and the possible outcomes of a case.

How an Investigation is Performed

What happens to a child after a person makes a report to CPS?

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How the alternative response process works

In an alternative response, community agencies support families with children over age five with services rather than removing a child from their home in low-risk situations.

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How Family-Based Safety Services (FBSS) work

After abuse or neglect has been found in a home, FBSS offers services to the family to help them keep their children safe at home or to have children returned if they have been removed.

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How a case moves from removal to permanency

Often, in order for a child to be permanently removed from their home, there are several factors that need to be considered. What are those steps?

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