Relative Notifications

According to Federal Law PL 110-351, County Child Welfare Agencies are required to provide notification to any known relatives of children who have been removed from his/her parent/guardian within the first 30 days of the removal.  If you are a relative of a child you believe to have been removed from his/her parent/guardian, and you have not been notified, please contact us to discuss how you may be of help to the child and parent/guardian. 
Some of the ways you may help include:

  • Providing us with information about other relatives and how we can contact them;
  • Supporting the child and parent through this process;
  • Visitation with the child while in foster care;
  • Being considered for placement of the child;
  • Other ideas you may have regarding the situation;
Please contact us at 916-875-6972 to discuss these options with a social worker.  If you are calling long distance you may call “collect”.  Please know that contacting us does not obligate you in any way.

CPS 24 Hour Child Abuse Hotline
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