Id like to know because i feel my caseworker isnt being fair. Ive brought up concerns to him about neglect and other concerns. He claims he doesn't see it. But always gives her notice. Hes visited there several times and only visited me once. I know hes being lied to and things are being covered up. This guy is totally. Uncooperative. Half the time he wont even return my calls. Does NOTHING to help me but does everything to help her. Is there anything i can do? Is there a way i can claim biased treatment?An exmple here is about 2 months ago i noticed my son has multiple cavities cavities in his teeth. I asked mother why this was allowed to happen. No answer. I requested the health insurance info so i could do something about it's.... no answer. So i reported it to the daycare and dcf. No one did anything and those cavities REMAIN untreated. Im trying to figure out why this is being allowed and why noone is doing anything. No dentists will deal with me without insurance info. And i dont even know who hes covered by? Why is this being allowed? Im sure if she accused me theyd take him from me so fast my head would spin. When he was on my insurance she was authorized AND physical copies of the cards. Do i have any options here?
Yes, DCF can make surprise visits in certain circumstances but you can't force them to and your complaints do not seem to rise to the level at which they would do them on their own.
It's hard to say what you can do when you don't say why DCF is involved and what your child's legal status or the posture of your DCF case is.
If DCF took custody of your son and then placed him with his mother or took custody of your son and reunified him with his mother, you should have a court appointed attorney in the juvenile court where the case is pending. If so, you should talk to your attorney about how to compel DCF or the mother to get his dental issues taken care of and about what you can do to overcome being treated differently than his mother.
If you and the mother are not married and you are not on the child's birth certificate, you need to correct that before being able to have any strong legal say in anything else.
I changed the practice area for your question to Child Abuse since that is the category in which attorneys most experienced with DCF cases pay the most attention.
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You can always complain. Those are difficult but if you complain enough you may be able to get a different case worker.
If you think your child is being neglected or abused file a complaint for contempt or modification. That will give you instant traction. The Court will look into it if they are aware of your allegations.
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