It isn't just the child protection agencies that are blind. All of us bear responsibility for the welfare of our children.
While we wait for administrators of the "stifling bureaucracy and inept workforce" at the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services to sort things out, innocent children continue to suffer.
I recall a friend who was scolded by a neighbor for calling a child protective agency on a suspected abuser. She was asked how she would have felt if someone had called an agency on her. My neighbor's response was that if she were sick enough to abuse a child, she would pray someone would report her.