Le Sueur County Child Protection workers work within state and federal guidelines and mandates to protect Le Sueur County children from further abuse and neglect. Workers provide services to families who are having a difficult time parenting their children. These services include assessment of the current situation and case management, if necessary. Social Services staff will coordinate necessary programs and services relevant to the safety, permanency, and well-being of children. Even if it is determined that mandatory safety services are not required the agency is able to offer voluntary services to help meet the needs of the family.
Voluntary services available include Child Welfare Services, including Case Management, Parent Support Outreach, Minor Parent Services and Children’s Mental Health Services.
Le Sueur County Social Services takes on the role of assuring that children alleged to be abused or neglected are protected from harm and danger. Since this is a major responsibility the Family and Children's Services department takes this very seriously. They believe that the child's best interest and protection is maximized by attempting to keep the child at their own home whenever possible.
To report suspected child abuse or neglect, contact your county social service agency or the police. If it is an emergency, call the police at 911 or contact Le Sueur County at 507-357-8228 and ask for the social service intake worker.