CHILD WELFARE MANUAL

Section 6, Resource Development, Chapter 16 (Relative Foster Care)

Section 6 Overview

This section pertains to the policy and procedures necessary when an out-of-home placement of a child is imminent or has occurred.

Chapter 16 Overview

This chapter defines relative care and the guidelines for selection and process of utilizing relatives and close family friends as out-of-home placement providers.

Table of Contents

16.1   Definition and Purpose

16.2   Family Arranged Relative Foster Care

16.3   Agency Arranged Relative Foster Care Due to the Children’s Division Legal Custody

16.3.1   Required Action for Placement

16.3.2  Required Action Following Placement

16.3.3  Licensure Process

16.3.4  Stepparents

16.3.5   Benefits of Licensure

16.3.6   Placement in a Currently Licensed Home

16.4   Placement Activities/Placement Support

16.5   Renewal/Reassessment of Relative Foster Home

16.6   Relative Foster Home Family Assessment Recording Outline

16.7   Options for Assisting Relative Providers

Chapter Memoranda History: (prior to 1/31/07)

CS03-32, CD04-79, CD05-80, CD06-37, CD06-46, CD06-75

 Memoranda History Prior to May 2019:

CD07-36, CD07-65,CD09-80, CD10-61, CD10-72, CD08-55, CD10-102, CD11-88, CD12-30, CD12-31, CD12-88, CD14-09, CD14-27, CD14-29, CD16-18, CD17-15,CD17-42, CD18-16, CD18-39

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