Department for Community Based Services

Standards of Practice Online Manual

4.46 Movement from a DCBS Foster or Adoptive Home

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:
11/18/2015
Section:
4.46 Movement from a DCBS Foster or Adoptive Home
Version:
2

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Legal Authority/Introduction

LEGAL AUTHORITY:

  • N/A

Procedure

The SSW:

  1. Follows guidelines found on Placement Change Tip Sheet in addition to the following procedures when it is determined that movement of a child from a DCBS foster or adoptive home is necessary in order to accomplish timely legal permanence;
  2. Sends the foster or adoptive parent the DPP-154A Notice of Intended Action, ten (10) calendar days prior to the move; 1
  3. Includes the following in the notice:
    1. The Cabinet’s intention to remove the child from the foster or adoptive home;
    2. The reason for the intended removal; and
    3. The actual or estimated date when the child will be removed from the foster or adoptive home;
  4. Documents the reasons for the child’s immediate removal in TWIST enter/exit screens in the child’s case and the foster or adoptive parent’s record in the provide case;
  5. Completes the following tasks when it is determined that movement of a child from a DCBS foster or adoptive home is necessary because of risk of harm to the child exists:
    1. Discusses the situation with the foster or adoptive parent to determine if the risk of danger to the child can be removed, unless the Cabinet determines that such discussion would endanger the child’s physical, mental, or emotional well-being;
    2. Gives the DPP-154A-Notice of Intended Action to the foster or adoptive parent on the date of action if staff determines that prior notice endangers the safety or well-being of the child.

Practice Guidance

  • The foster or adoptive parent may file a complaint within thirty (30) calendar days of receiving the written notice regarding a child being removed from their home, as outlined in SOP 30.3 Service Complaints.
 

Footnotes

  1. A copy of the written notice is also placed in the foster or adoptive parent’s record.

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