Is the purpose of CPS to take children out of the home?In accordance with the Code of Virginia, Social Services also provides foster care prevention/ongoing Child Protective Services. The purpose of this unit is to provide services to prevent further abuse or neglect of a child and to prevent the removal of the child from his/her home. If your family has been referred to ongoing/prevention services one of the following has occurred:
You have voluntarily agreed to work with Social Services to find parenting solutions.
A family assessment has been completed with your family.
A CPS investigation has been completed with your family.
There is a current Court Order indicating that Social Services shall provide services to your family.
There are risk factors and concerns that have been identified surrounding the children and caretakers in your home/family.
There are risk factors that indicate your child is at risk of abuse or neglect or your child is at risk of removal from your home.
Prevention services will work in partnership with the family and other community resources to identify specific behaviors and environmental conditions that need to change to prevent further abuse or neglect and to provide a safe environment for the family and their children).
Does CPS provide foster Care Services?The CPS unit also provides foster care prevention services to families referred by the community and by Court Order. In addition, the CPS unit attempts outreach to prevent child abuse or neglect by addressing risk issues before they result in maltreatment of children.
What system is in place to protect children?CPS utilizes a Differential Response System. Once an incoming call/referral is determined to be valid, the Differential Response then helps the local agency determine if the referral will be a Family Assessment or an Investigation. The Structured Decision Making tool helps staff determine if the valid concern should be a Family Assessment or an Investigation. The Family Assessment process is service oriented, strength based and non-punitive. The Investigation Process determines if abuse or neglect have occurred and makes a finding of Founded or Unfounded. During both a Family Assessment and Investigation, safety of the child is addressed as well as risk of future harm.
Official Voting Information
A Democratic Party Primary and a Republican Party Primary will be conducted on June 13, 2017.
Primary election called for Tues, June 13
Primary election has been called by both the Democratic and Republican parties for Tuesday, June 13, 2017
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RFP: Nursing Home Linen Services
Bedford County Nursing Home invites sealed bids for providing Linen Services for the Bedford County Nursing Home (BCNH)
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Setup a payment plan
1. Print and submit the following payment plan form. The form must be signed in front of a notary. You can submit it by email, fax, mail or in person.
2. Pay the initial $30.00 down payment by internet, phone, mail, or money order, in person with your signed payment plan.
- Note: Restitution payments cannot be paid by credit cards.
4. If you would like a copy of your plan or receipts for any payments, you must send a self-addressed stamped envelope to our office with your payments.