Being involved in child abuse investigations causes immense damage to children and families and researchers have further stated;
“It is not fully realized that a child is also damaged by false allegations and a mistaken decision. If a child is involved in allegations of abuse that are ill-founded and erroneous, it is not an innocuous, neutral, or benign experience. A child involved in false accusations of abuse is subjected to highly destructive emotional abuse. The harm done to children when adults make a mistake……...is severe and long-lasting.”
Charles Pragnell to UCAFAA conference 09 11 02 (quoting research of Wexler)
And Social Services are doing this because 'its in the best interests of the child'.