Moreover, child protection services providers work in a close relationship with the families to enhance improved environment for a child to grow and develop. As such, it is a major responsibility of the social workers, to identify various threats of maltreatment of a child.
It would entail ensuring a continued monitoring of the family institution in order to be able to rescue a child in time rather than waiting the occurrence of abuse and neglect by the family or community members. Family institution therefore contributes immensely towards child protection services and is the backbone of the right intervention measures whose basis is evidence rather than assumptions. Trotter (2004) says that the family context provides the social workers with an opportunity to make risk assessment based on evidence.