Police Warn Parents To Be Vigilant After 'Fake' Child Protection Caseworkers Visit Home

Inspected two babies and their bedroom

14 February 2018

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NSW police have warned young families to be vigilant after reports of 'fake' child protection workers visiting a home in Karabar.

According to police, a mother was visited by a man and a woman on Friday who claimed to be Family and Community Service (FACS) caseworkers.

The mother has two babies, and although the supposed caseworkers flashed some form of ID, it was later confirmed that no registered caseworkers had visited the household.

The mum told police that the pair had said they had come to her house to check on the welfare of the two children.

The children were asleep at the time, and while the mother offered to call them back for an inspection later when they were awake, the pair insisted on staying and waiting for them to wake up.

When the babies did awake, the pair inspected them and their bedroom before leaving.

It was only when the mum contacted police about the visit that it was revealed that there were no records of a registered visit.

According to Yahoo7, local police are investigating the matter.

There are not believed to have been any report of similar incidents.

"If in doubt of a government worker's identity, members of the public should ask to see their identification," Monaro Local Area Command Crime Manager Detective Chief Inspector Neil Grey said.

"FACS have confirmed that all caseworkers in the Southern District carry photo ID with their name, job title and FACS logo and will always present this when visiting a family.

"If still in doubt, contact the agency involved or contact police who will attend and verify their bona fides."

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