Department for Community Based Services

Standards of Practice Online Manual

4.62 Household Work and Operation of Machinery

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:
6/5/2013
Section:
4.62 Household Work and Operation of Machinery
Version:
2

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Legal Authority/Introduction

LEGAL AUTHORITY:

  • N/A

Procedure

The SSW:

  1. And family’s team consider the youth’s age, maturity and abilities in considering whether a youth should be permitted to operate mechanized equipment under proper supervision;
  2. Documents the youth’s participation in household work or operation of machinery in the child/youth action plan portion of the case plan.

Practice Guidance

  • The family’s team considers the youth’s participation in household work activities that are appropriate for a youth of similar age, maturity, and abilities.
  • The types of jobs held by other children in the household or community may guide the family’s team in its decisions.
  • Special requests for activities such as hunting, tattooing, ear or body piercing, riding four wheelers, etc. are only granted with approval by the FSOS and:
    • The biological parent (if parental rights are intact); or
    • The committing court.
 

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