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DCF Connecticut Investigations: Physical Neglect

Broadly speaking, Connecticut DCF defines Neglect as allowing a child to be denied proper care and attention physically, educationally, emotional or morally. By DCF standards, Neglect is also permitting a child to live under conditions or circumstances that are injurious to his or her well-being. 

Appealing Connecticut DCF Central Registry placement

DCF has 45 days to complete a Neglect or Abuse Investigation.  At the conclusion of the Investigation, DCF will "snail mail" the "Notice of Investigation Results."   An accused should appeal any recommendation for placement on the Central Registry.

Connecticut DCF Investigations of Neglect

The Department of Children and Families (DCF) is the agency in Connecticut responsible for investigating allegations of child neglect.  Usually an Investigation starts when mandated reporters such as teachers, guidance counselors, school social workers and therapists call the DCF Hotline.  All they need is "reasonable suspicion" to contact DCF.