Department for Community Based Services

Standards of Practice Online Manual

9.10 In Home Case Planning

Cabinet for Health and Family Services

Department for Community Based Services
Division of Protection and Permanency
Standards of Practice Online Manual
Chapter 9-Status Offender Services
9.10 In Home Case Planning

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Legal Authority/Introduction



The SSW:

  1. Receives a court order that delineates the terms and conditions with which the child is to comply when the judge orders DCBS to provide supervision;
  2. Meets with the child and family within five (5) working days after case assignment to begin developing the family case plan;
  3. Updates the case plan every six (6) months, or when significant changes occur. 

Practice Guidance

  • The case plan for a child who will reside in their own home or a relative placement includes:
    • Provisions for curfew;
    • The worker’s frequency of supervisory contact with the child;
    • Provisions for appropriate educational and health services;
    • Schedule for counseling the child and family;
    • Plans for aftercare; and
    • Court orders.


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