Department for Community Based Services

Standards of Practice Online Manual

2.15.4 Investigations of Registered (Subsidized) Family Child Care Providers

Cabinet for Health and Family Services

Department for Community Based Services
Division of Protection and Permanency
Standards of Practice Online Manual
Chapter:
Chapter 2-Child Protective Services (CPS) Intake and Investigation
Effective:
1/22/2014
Section:
2.15.4 Investigations of Registered (Subsidized) Family Child Care Providers
Version:
2

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Legal Authority/Introduction

LEGAL AUTHORITY:

In addition to the guidelines specified in SOP 2.15 Specialized Investigations, the SSW uses the following procedures in conducting investigations involving a registered (subsidized) family child care provider as described in 922 KAR 2:180.

Procedure

Upon accepting a report, the SSW: 

  1. Provides copies of the DPP-115 to the parties listed on the CPS Investigative Distribution Chart and the DCBS Division of Child Care (DCC) Director via fax;
  2. Immediately notifies DCC via telephone of the pending investigation;
  3. Documents the notification in the assessment;
  4. Conducts an entrance interview with the registered family child care provider outlining the nature of the report of child abuse or neglect without disclosing the name of the reporting source;
  5. Provides only enough information to the registered family child care provider to indicate that there has been a report and which children are to be interviewed; 
  6. Provides written notification to DCC as soon as practical if the SSW finds at the time of investigation that a child is in imminent danger or that a child needs to be removed;
  7. Provides the written findings to the family child care provider within thirty (30) working days of receiving the referral/report, unless an extension is granted by the supervisor (922 KAR 1:330), when there is a finding of substantiation of child abuse or neglect and the alleged perpetrator is an employee, substitute, or assistant of the registered family child care home provider;
  8. Conducts an exit interview with the certified or registered provider to share the recommendations, including needed follow-up actions; 
  9. Faxes a copy of the assessment, upon approval, for a registered (subsidized) child care home to the DCC director;
  10. Follows procedures outlined in SOP 2.15 Specialized Investigations and SOP 2.13 Case Disposition-Determination Whether to Open a Case when sending notification of a substantiated or unsubstantiated finding and also notifies via fax the:
    1. Registered child care provider if the provider is not the alleged perpetrator; and
    2. DCBS Division of Child Care Director via fax.

Related Information  

  • Department for Community Based Services
    Division of Child Care (DCC)
    Phone: 502-564-2524
    Fax: 502-564-3464
 

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