Not sure if this is in the correct category...
CPS came to speak with my 10 year old daughter at school last week. Asked her if she is fed and if she is home alone alot. She answered yes she is always fed, and no, she is not home alone, and that's all I could get out of her.
I called CPS to find out why, and the lady said that someone had anonomously reported me for neglect and several other accusations. I think I know who it is, and it's in relaliation for something they THINK I did to them. Someone called CPS on this person, they think it was me, because I witnessed something, but it wasn't.
Citation: AZ Rev. Stat. § 8-201
Neglect or neglected means the inability or unwillingness of a parent, guardian, or custodian of a child to provide that child with supervision, food, clothing, shelter, or medical care if that inability or unwillingness causes substantial risk of harm to the child's health or welfare.
The claims are totally bogus. I work full time and make great money. My daugher is my entire life (no boyfriend, I don't go out to bars, etc). I have full medical coverage for both of us, she sees the dentist once a year, and is in the process of getting braces on her teeth. We get along great, and on weekends we ride our go-carts, quads, and do all kinds of kid stuff. I coach her softball and soccer teams, she is in cheerleading, gymnastics, and takes music lessons twice a week. She has more clothes than the entire neighborhood combined, and she is never home alone. After school she goes to my friend Jennifer's house, and plays with her daughter until I pick her up after work.
The CPS woman will not tell me the exact claims made against me or who made them. She insisted on coming to my home tomorrow (Monday) after work. I have been told NOT to let her in my home no matter what, but won't that make me look guilty of something? I have heard horror stories about this agency, and don't want to get mixed up with them.
QUESTION: Do I let her in, or insist that she get a warrant or court order? Isn't it my 6th amendment right to be allowed to face my accuser, and be told who said this about me? A phone call is heresay, so I doubt she can get a warrant from that, but do you think it would be in my best interest to just let her in and talk to her?
They just took a family's children away for bathtub pictures recently in this state, so I know they are not working with a full deck. And without knowing what the claims are against me, it's hard to decide what to do. Please any advise is appreciated.