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Article 3.

Screening of Abuse andNeglect Complaints.

§ 7B‑300.  Protectiveservices.

The director of the departmentof social services in each county of the State shall establish protectiveservices for juveniles alleged to be abused, neglected, or dependent.

Protective services shallinclude the screening of reports, the performance of an assessment using eithera family assessment response or an investigative assessment response, casework,or other counseling services to parents, guardians, or other caretakers asprovided by the director to help the parents, guardians, or other caretakersand the court to prevent abuse or neglect, to improve the quality of childcare, to be more adequate parents, guardians, or caretakers, and to preserveand stabilize family life.

The provisions of this Articleshall also apply to child care facilities as defined in G.S. 110‑86. (1979, c. 815, s. 1; 1981, c.359, s. 1; 1991 (Reg. Sess., 1992), c. 923, s. 1; 1997‑506, s. 31; 1998‑202,s. 6; 1999‑456, s. 60; 2005‑55, s. 2.)