Bakersfield (Main Office)
100 E. California Ave
Bakersfield, CA 93307
(661) 631-6000
(661) 631-6200 (TTY)
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Child Protective Services

VISION

Every child, individual, and family in Kern County is safe, healthy,
and self-sufficient.


WHAT IS CHILD ABUSE, NEGLECT AND EXPLOITATION?

Child abuse is physical injury inflicted non-accidentally on a child by a parent, Guardian or other adult. Child neglect is any mistreatment that threatens the child's health, safety or welfare.

Child sexual exploitation (CSE) is a form of sexual abuse that involves the manipulation and/or coercion of young people under the age of 18 into sexual activity.

For more information or to report abuse, click here


ARE YOU A RELATIVE OF A CHILD IN FOSTER CARE?

If you are a relative of a child who you believe is in the care of Child Protective Services (CPS) please read Important Information for Relatives Considering Placement of a Child brochureClick here for more information on our website


MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Child welfare social work is a field of social work that involves ensuring children's needs are met and strengthening families. Professionals in this field seek the best interests of all children we serve. Working as a child welfare social worker is both challenging and rewarding. Social Workers help children and families in need of assistance and support. JOIN KERN COUNTY CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE! Click here for more information