How long does CAS have to investigate?
Depending on the risk of immediate harm to your child, CAS decides how quickly they need to start their investigation.
This can be right away or within 30 days.
As part of the investigation, a CAS worker must meet your child..
Are CAS calls anonymous?
3. Can I make a referral to CAS anonymously? All calls to CAS are taken seriously regardless of whether you provide your name or not. Providing your name, however, allows for the protection worker investigating the matter to be able to clarify information with you and helps to verify the concerns.
Can you refuse CAS?
The only way CAS can be involved when you are pregnant is if you volunteer for their services. If the CAS refuses to leave tell them you will be contacting Police and you will also file a complaint with the Child and Family Services Review Board and the Ontario Ombudsman’s Office.
Can you tell social services to go away?
Some have asked ” can I tell social services to go away ” – If you tell them to go away, they won’t and you will end up in Court and there is then the risk that your children really will be removed. Be Honest.
What happens when CAS comes to your house?
If a CAS worker comes to your house, they will ask you and your child questions. The worker may also speak with your partner about the abuse. … After the screening (Step 1), the CAS may decide to do an investigation. If this happens, the CAS will visit your home and talk to you, your partner and your child.
When can CAS take your child?
If a Children’s Aid Society (CAS) thinks that there is a serious or immediate risk of harm to your child, they may take them from your home. They can’t take your child if they are 16 or 17 years old unless your child agrees to leave your home.