Jan 14, 2019 · The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is the Illinois government department that handles child protective services. It is assigned with the task of investigating allegations of child abuse or neglect in Illinois. DCFS has the duty to protect Illinois children from harm and abuse.. Dec 27, 2015 · When a DHS or DCFS worker is investigating an allegation of child abuse or neglect, a parent is wise to remember that the worker is not on the parent’s side. DCFS workers in Illinois and DHS workers in Iowa are tasked with finding child abuse – that is why they draw a paycheck. There is an old saying goes something like “when all you have .... "/>What to do if dcfs comes to your house