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For more information on what to expect when becoming involved with CWS, please read A Parent's Guide to the Child Welfare System.

Child Welfare Services (CWS) is charged with protecting the safety and well-being of all children in the community. CWS investigates all referrals of child abuse or neglect received. When a family becomes involved with CWS, they may work with several social workers. Different services will be offered depending upon each families needs.

Services provided by CWS include:
  • Emergency Response
  • Family Reunification
  • Permanency Planning
  • Family Maintenance

For a description of services, visit Child Welfare Services found on this website. 

Merced County 2222 M Street Merced, CA 9543 Ph. (209) 385-7434 Toll Free (800) 226-6452
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