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Do you have a concern about the child welfare system?

Are you connected to a child currently involved with or recently released from the child welfare system? Do you have concerns about how the situation has been addressed?

Let Us Know Your Concerns
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Youth Services

Are you a youth currently involved or recently released from the child welfare system? Do you have concerns about your care?

Youth Complaint Form

 

 

Please note that we cannot investigate current allegations of child abuse or neglect.  If you need to report current concerns please contact the Kansas Department for Children and Families at 1-800-922-5330.

To learn more about reporting abuse and neglect please visit Kansas DCF's website.

 

 

 

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Mission

The mission of the Division of the Child Advocate (KDCA) is to safeguard that all Kansas children, who have the right to be cherished and the opportunity to thrive, are safe from abuse, neglect, and harm by providing independent oversight and increased accountability of our State child welfare services, improving delivery and deepening confidence in the child welfare system.  KDCA completes an impartial, independent review of Kansas child welfare policies, procedures, and practices, including an independent investigation and evaluation of concerns voiced by children, families, and other individuals. 

The Division of the Child Advocate is committed to independence, transparency, accountability, voice, and impactful change.  KDCA will act according to the highest standards of ethics, honesty, respect, and dignity.  KDCA will operate in a thorough, competent, and efficient manner to effectuate change.    

 

 

 

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