As a former DSS worker in MA, I know that there is no longer any judgement allowed to the social workers. Years ago, the worker with the support of the supervisor could decide to remove children or not. Now, the event being investigated goes before a committee, of sorts, and 99 times out of a 100 the child is removed. the damage done to families is frequently irreversible. Unfortunately, there is a great deal of true physical and sexual abuse that occurs. But, a worker should be able to use judgement, particularly when consulting with the supervisor.
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