Department for Community Based Services

Standards of Practice Online Manual

3.13 Ongoing Case Planning

Cabinet for Health and Family Services

Department for Community Based Services
Division of Protection and Permanency
Standards of Practice Online Manual
Chapter:
Chapter 3-In Home Child Protective Services (CPS) Case
Effective:
3/30/2018
Section:
3.13 Ongoing Case Planning
Version:
6

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Legal Authority/Introduction 

LEGAL AUTHORITY:

 

Procedure

The SSW:

 

  1. Is required to hold a new case conference every 6 months to update the family case plan following the completion of an ongoing assessment/case plan evaluation;
  2. Is required to engage providers and any other supports identified by the family to attend and participate in the conference;
  3. Is permitted to make modifications or changes to the written case plan in between required case conferences, when appropriate, without holding another case planning conference by:
    1. Negotiating with the family on tasks or visitation arrangements that need revised to accomplish the original objectives and documenting the changes in the case record;
    2. Documenting the task changes on a new prevention plan and/or changes in visitation on the visitation agreement screen;
    3. Having the parents sign a new prevention plan and/or visitation agreement hard copy, which is filed with the current case record;
    4. Distributing a copy of the modified prevention plan or visitation agreement to the parents;
    5. Completing the DPP-154A Notice of Intended Action if there is a denial, reduction, modification, suspension or termination of services; and
    6. Contacting team members who are affected by the changes; and 
  4. Includes the child or children, when age appropriate, in case planning efforts;
  5. Ensures that a secondary family level objective is designed, when the child is placed with a relative, to establish tasks and services to keep the child safe in the relative's home;
  6. Includes services to provide for the health and safety of children;  
  7. Ensures that the case plan addresses ongoing high risk behaviors;
  8. Ensures the case plan includes a plan of safe care for a substance affected infant when applicable, as described in SOP 1.15 Working with Families Affected by Substance Misuse (CAPTA 106(b)(2)(B)(ii) and (iii));
  9. Ensures the case plan includes a statement that “absent effective preventive services, placement in foster care is the planned arrangement for the child;and
  10. When the case plan is being written to identify and provide services designed to prevent removal of the child(ren)(472)(i)(2) of the Social Security Act-IV-E Candidate Claiming).hen the case plan is being written to identify and provide services designed to prevent removal of the child(ren)(472)(i)(2) of the Social Security Act-IV-E Candidate Claiming).

Practice Guidance

  • If there are significant changes in the family, the case plan may be revised, prior to the six (6) month periodic review.

 

 

 

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