Suit claims DCF failed to protect children from years of abuse.

The grandparents of two children are suing the state’s Department for Children and Families for ignoring what they say are dozens of reports of the children’s abuse and for failing to step in and protect them.

The suit alleges that the department ignored more than 30 reports from multiple people about the children’s abuse, failed to make 26 required visits and carelessly performed its required risk assessments. It argues all of this drastically increased the children’s risk of harm.

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