Child Protection Intervention Due to Educational Neglect

Child Protection Intervention Due to Educational Neglect


If a parent fails to compel their child's attendance, any or all of the following consequences may happen:
  • A child maltreatment report can be made alleging that the child is being educationally neglected. The family will then be the subject of a child protective services investigation. If it is determined that educational neglect has occurred, there could be further legal proceeding. A case file will be maintained for 10 years.
  • A Child in Need of Protection or Services Petition (CHIPS) can be filed in court. You will be summoned to appear before a judge regarding the educational neglect concerns.
  • The court can place the child under protective supervision of Social Services and the parent(s) will be required to comply with a case plan to correct the conditions resulting in court action.
  • A child can be removed from parents' care and custody and placed outside the home in relative or foster care. Moreover, a parent is required to pay for the cost of care based on ability to do so, as determined by Washington County.
  • If the child is in need of special care or treatment, the court may order that it is provided. If parents are unable or unwilling to do so, the court may order that it be provided.