Handling Allegations Against Your Home

Any experienced foster parent can tell you that eventually you, or someone you know, will receive an abuse or neglect allegation against your foster home. You are not alone. Sometimes the allegations are made by an angry child or parent, or are simply a misunderstanding. Try not to displace your anger on DCFS (Department of Children and Family Services) or the counselor sent out to investigate. Realize that every report must be investigated to ensure that the child is safe. Remember the tips listed below when faced with allegations on your home: