My house has been in construction for several years and nearing completion. However, as a result most of my things were in the living room making it appear cluttered. I have a 10 month old son who is NOT crawling yet, but is otherwise healthy and happy and by all standards well cared for. An anonomous person turned me into child services for the cluttered home, and they opened a report. The issue was rectified as I just moved everything out to a storage unit until the house is completed, but I found out this file even when closed in 45 days as an unsubstantiated reportwill be on my record forever. I wanted to know who has access to this information legally, and IF I can ever have the claim removed from my record after a certain time has passed. Thank you
State/Country relating to question: Nevada
Just occurred and am trying to find out what my rights are given some busybody made assumptions without all evidence in front of them. The areas were clean and pest/odor free, just had clutter with clear indications of sorting and organization being performed in evidence.
THe children's services departments in every state have the same policies, unfortunately. This has happened to a few people I know including my own sister!! While the report is there forever, the only time it would ever be looked at again is if there are additional complaints lodged against you and the children's services department is handling the new claims. THis is not reported into any public database or websites and the general public will never be able to have access to it. Even the police and courts have no access unless the children's services department calls them into help investigate a later claim. There is really no way to get them to remove it. I wish I could tell you that there is some way to remove it but there isn't.
Thank you for the information, I'm sorry your own sister has experienced this issue as well. I am glad to know no access will occur unless new complaint occurs. However, there is a possibility a former colleague I worked with that was fired from her job last feb could be at fault for the report. She bullied me at the work place and has been known to be very vindictive. My boss and she are currently in disputes over breach of contract. Is there any way to determine or at least advise CPS that she may be the one making these calls. (Had a prior call for my son's Amber teething anklet that was not investigated.)?
Also, I am hoping to become a volunteer at my son's school when he reaches that age. Would they be able to access this report IF they performed a background check?
Thank you for your time in response to my questions.:-)
There is probably no way to do anything about the ex co-worker because they will not tell you who made the complaint. It is up to you whether or not you want to give CPS an alert on this woman but you may be stirring the pot and that might not be a good idea either. Typically CPS gets the idea when the same person keeps calling and nothing ever comes of the complaints (the same person complained 5 times on my sister and after the 3rd complaint they did not even bother to notify my sister of it and my sister only found out years later when a friend went to work for CPS and we asked the friend to see what was in the file for us).
These reports are not accessible through background checks. No one else but CPS has access to them, period. The only time anything would be available on a background check is if the report was substantiated and you were prosecuted.
Ok, Thank you for the info. You are right about stirring the pot, just very aggravating as thought I was done when she left. Also, just wondering how you like being part of this service. Stumbled across it in unrelated search. might consider as possible job? thanks.
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