DCF Determines how to screen the report and whether they will screen in or screen out the allegations.  They get the information from the reporter, any history regarding the children or family may have with DCF or other agencies. Conducting criminal records checks and sex offender registry checks.  They should check with local law enforcements such as the local police to see if there have been responses to the home, contacting at times collaterals who know the family; they will seek at times clinical consultation and that is usually more involved if there is more than one report without separate instances filed with any of the children and the family.