Department for Community Based Services

Standards of Practice Online Manual

4.47 Movement from One PCC Placement to Another

Cabinet for Health and Family Services

Department for Community Based Services
Division of Protection and Permanency
Standards of Practice Online Manual
Chapter 4-Out of Home Care Services (OOHC)
4.47 Movement from One PCC Placement to Another

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Legal Authority/Introduction


  • N/A

Practice Guidance

  • Transferring a child between programs, facilities, or foster homes is considered a placement move.  If a child's placement needs change at any point, the SSW should always exhaust DCBS foster care, as appropriate, then complete an updated DPP-886A Application for Referral and Needs Assessment in TWIST and submit to Children's Review Program (CRP) for placement. 


The SSW: 

  1. Consults with the family’s team and keeps the family informed regarding placement options;
  2. Determines whether the child’s level of care (LOC) assignment is accurate based on the child’s current situation, and (if necessary) requests a redetermination after receiving regional approval to initiate a change in placement;
  3. Notifies the regional placement coordinator (RPC) of the need for a new placement by completing a new DPP-886A in TWIST and submitting to CRP for placement if DCBS foster care is not appropriate or available. 




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