Department for Community Based Services

Standards of Practice Online Manual

11.16 Temporary Custody

Cabinet for Health and Family Services

Department for Community Based Services
Division of Protection and Permanency
Standards of Practice Online Manual
Chapter 11-CPS Court
11.16 Temporary Custody

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The court considers the wishes of the child’s parent or legal custodian regarding possible placements and may grant temporary custody to a relative, friend of the child or family, the Cabinet or a child caring facility/child placing agency.


The SSW:

  1. Follows SOP 11.1 Preparation for Court when a child is placed in the temporary custody of the Cabinet;
  2. Seeks authorization from the parent/custodian or judge and follows procedures outlined in SOP 11.21 Medical Consent for Child in Emergency or Temporary Custody to provide any medical services to the child when the Cabinet places a child pursuant to a temporary custody order; and
  3. Seeks financial support from both parents for the care of the child as outlined in SOP 11.22 Non-Custodial Parent and Financial Support.


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