Department for Community Based Services

Standards of Practice Online Manual

4.27.3 Serious Injury of a Child in Foster Care

Cabinet for Health and Family Services

Department for Community Based Services
Division of Protection and Permanency
Standards of Practice Online Manual
Chapter:
Chapter 4-Out of Home Care Services (OOHC)
Effective:
12/3/2010
Section:
4.27.3 Serious Injury of a Child in Foster Care
Version:
1

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Legal Authority/Introduction

LEGAL AUTHORITY:

  • N/A

Procedure

The SSW:

  1. Determines that medical treatment has been sought, or directs that it be initiated when a child in OOHC incurs serious physical injury;
  2. Follows guidelines of Child Fatality/Near Child Fatality, and any appropriate regional procedures;
  3. Makes a report if there is reason to suspect that the child’s injury was due to maltreatment and a report has not been made;
  4. Directs all inquiries from the media to the Cabinet’s office of communications.
 

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