The United States Supreme Court has held that the failure of a state operated child protection agency to provide adequate protection to a child from his parent's violence does not violate that child's rights under the substantive component of the Due Process Clause.
Deshaney v. Winnebago County Dept. of Social Servs., 489 U.S. ___, 109 S. Ct. 998 (1989).
Constitutional Law - Fourteenth Amendment - State Action - Substantive Due Process,
Duq. L. Rev.
Available at: https://dsc.duq.edu/dlr/vol28/iss2/10