7.5 Sibling Administrative Review

The supervisor, Circuit Manager or program manager, and appropriate regional staff, shall conduct a sibling administrative review within 30 days of sibling separation to address sibling placement.  The purpose of this review is to:

  • Evaluate whether all viable placement options have been explored and exhausted in efforts to reunite the sibling group
  • Review the impact of such separation on the child’s well-being
  • Determine whether the FST is continuing to discuss potential placement options for the sibling group

The supervisor should discuss the recommendations of the sibling administrative review with the assigned worker.  The worker should consult with the FST to incorporate the recommendations into the case plan.  These reviews should be conducted every 30 days until the sibling group has been placed together, unless circumstances dictate otherwise.  In addition, sibling separation should be discussed with the supervisor during case conference at least once a month.

Related Subject: Section 4, Chapter 7, Attachment D, Guidelines for Sibling Placement

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