Effective Date: 11-6-19
This Chapter contains the following sub-sections:
10.2.1 Diligent Search for Placement
10.2.2 Notifying Relatives
10.2.3 Documentation and Notice to the Court
10.2.4 Making a Placement Decision
10.2.4.1 Emergency Placements
10.2.4.2 Placement Preference
10.3.1 – Parent Criminal History
This chapter describes a variety of activities that are often needed to be completed by family practitioners when working Alternative Care cases. These included such activities as case planning, visitation, and diligent searches.
Notes on Case Opening in FACES
All children who enter the care of the Division (with the exceptions noted below) should have an Alternative Care function open in FACES within two business days of the child’s date of entry.
Clients who are NOT to be entered into FACES via the Alternative Care Client Information Screen are:
- Children who have been placed in the Division’s care and custody but are removed from one parent and placed with another parent without spending a night in foster care.
- Children who are in the custody of the Division but remain placed in the parental home without spending a night in foster care.
Related Practice Alerts and Memos:
11-27-19 – PA18-CM-07 – FCS/AC Case Openings in FACES