Government workers may or may not ask for consent. The position of the Department of Human Services (DHS) is that it does not need consent from parents. All social workers need, in DHS’ own words, is to “reasonably believe” there is “possible abuse.” In some cases, parents discover that their children have been strip-searched at school. In other cases, if parents withhold consent, the social worker will call the police to “make them cooperate.”
on strip searching children in Colorado
- What can I do to prevent state-sponsored child strip searching in Colorado?
- Do government workers in Colorado really strip-search children?
- Don’t government workers ask for consent before they strip-search or photograph a child?
- How and why does DHS photograph children’s private areas?
- Doesn’t my child have any constitutional rights not to be strip-searched and photographed?
- Does a strip search endanger my child?
- Is this strip-search policy dangerous to our society?
- How does DHS protect these pictures of naked children?
- If DHS cannot strip-search children, will child abuse go unchecked?
- See video announcement about child safety in Colorado