After reading over a number of posted questions & answers on this site, I unfortunately did not find the information I was looking to obtain regarding my situation. What I did learn was that in order to obtain said information, a responder requires venue information in addition to some of the demographic information so I will be sure and include this in my inquiry.
I have a 9 year old son, who for the most part is a good kid, but has some behavioral issues, mostly consisting of impulse control, and hyper activity, and who also lacks focus. He is well known at his school for embellishing the truth, and for making statements for "shock" value. If he sees that a particular type of issue or subject gets a substantial response (especially from an adult) he has been known to "run with it", so to speak. Or for lack of a better term, "run it into the ground".
That being said, I have recently been informed by my son that a social services person came to his school and had him pulled out of class to interview him regarding a multitude of topics. Primarily his environment at home. I, along with probably anyone else who were in the same predicment, find this very insulting at the very least. For one thing, my son attends school regularly, is on time, is always wearing clean clothes and is groomed.(Stating this to demonstrate he is not neglected). My husband and I have always cooperated with school authorities regarding his discipline, as he does act out now and then in school. Have been very involved in meeting wth school admin. in developing his IEP.
My question is, is it legal for social services to enact such an interview without our(the parents) consent, and/or without one of us being present? Especially when there is not any reason that I know of that myself or my husband would be under suspicion of any type of abuse. I cannot for the life of me understand why social services would be contacting my son, and for that matter inquiring about his home environment. And I certainly cannot undertsand why his school would have initiated such an investigation, since they are fully aware of his tendencies to exaggerate the truth in most circumstances, and would not elect to discuss an issue of concern with my husband and I first.
Our venue is Colorado. And my sons school is a public elementary school.