Department for Community Based Services

Standards of Practice Online Manual

12.21 Emergency Preparedness

Cabinet for Health and Family Services

Department for Community Based Services
Division of Protection and Permanency
Standards of Practice Online Manual
Chapter 12-Resource Family Recruitment, Certification and Reimbursement
12.21 Emergency Preparedness

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  • DPP Emergency Preparedness Plan

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An emergency preparedness plan allows the agency to identify, locate, and ensure the continuity of services to children who are in out of home care (OOHC) in the event of a disaster or catastrophic event.



 The R&C Worker:

    1. Will ensure that a foster/adoptive applicant completes the DPP 174 CHFS Emergency Preparedness Plan prior to approval.  The plan includes the following:
      1. Name, address, phone numbers, and email address;
      2. Location of where the family would go in an evacuation, including both a nearby area and a location out of the direct vicinity;
      3. An emergency contact of a family member or friend that would have knowledge of the family's location in case of an emergency;
      4. List of essential items needed to continue to provide care for children in OOHC.
    2. Will ensure that a copy of the emergency preparedness plan is filed in the case file and uploaded into iTWIST under documents.
    3. Will ensure that the family has appropriate after hours regional contact numbers to call in case of an emergency.
    4. Will ensure that the family has developed a list of emergency contacts and safety planning within the home.  This information will be shared with children placed in the home and reviewed at the annual  re-evaluation.









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