The DHS, CPS, ACP, whatever they call it in a state, has the full backing of the government and will never be held accountable for what they do. We had a case here in Oklahoma where the DHS visited the home of a family over a dozen times in less than 2 years. On each visit they found clear signs of abuse. The children were dirty, wearing old rags for clothes, malnourished, not attending school, had large bruises, and broken bones and there were signs of sexual abuse. For God's sake one of the children was forced to sleep in a dog house with the dog!!! And the children were left in the home. Then one day the oldest boy goes missing and the police find his dead body in the bottom of a chest type freezer in the families front yard. The parents were arrested, convicted of murder and sent to prison.
There was a huge cry against the DHS so they conducted an investigation. Yes, they were allowed to investigate themselves. And their investigation found no wrong doing. Since they had carefully documented all the abuse and their records were up to date they were not liable for anything that happened.
In another case the DHS took a 5 year old from her mother when she was admitted to the hospital with broken bones and bruises. While the child was still in a cast the DHS returned her to her mom. Seems the mom had completed a child care course taught by the DHS and was eligible to get her kid back. A few months later the child was murdered, beaten to death by her mother, and the DHS again investigated itself and found no wrong doing.
Almost every year the DHS hires some registered sex offender to be a foster parent and when the child is raped or molested the DHS investigation finds no wrong doing.
I have lived here my whole life and not once have criminal charges been brought against the DHS and every time a civil lawsuit is filed the courts reject it because the DHS is acting under something called "Color of law" and therefore is immune from lawsuits.
This is what you get when the government is in charge.