Child Welfare

Preschool Classroom with an Animal Circus Mural

The Child Welfare Division of the Department of Human Services works to keep children safe, find family strengths and motivate positive change.

Mission and Vision

The Child Welfare Division's mission is to provide family-centered services to children and families and achieve well-being through ensuring self-sufficiency, support, safety and permanence.

It is our vision to embrace family-centered principles and provide services that promote security and safety for all. We believe children in Cabarrus County should grow up in a safe, permanent, self-sufficient family where well-being needs are met.

Child Protective Services strives to ensure safe, permanent, nurturing families for children by protecting them from abuse and neglect while attempting to preserve the family unit.

Help Us Protect Our Children

If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, contact the Department of Human Services at 704-920-2277. For reports after hours, contact the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office at 704-920-3000.