Page Content. Child Protective Services Laws. Since 2013, legislation has been enacted, changing the manner in which Pennsylvania responds to child abuse. These changes will significantly impact the reporting, investigating, assessment, prosecution, and judicial handling of child abuse and neglect cases. These new laws expand and further define .... CPS has no legal right to enter your home or speak to you and your child when there in no imminent danger present. Know your choices; you can refuse to speak Nonetheless, we have recognized that a state is not without constitutional control over parental discretion in dealing with children when their.