7/20/2022 Removed from procedure: 17. Does not refer a child less than eight (8) years of age or with a LOC of three (3) or less for placement in a PCC residential program, except under special circumstances and with SRA approval;
6/14/2023 Addition: Placement in a PCC emergency shelter should be utilized as a short-term crisis intervention when no appropriate placement has been identified. Placement in a PCC emergency shelter is not appropriate for long-term placement of youth in out-of-home care (OOHC).
B. Providing information necessary for the receiving party to determine if they are able to provide safe and appropriate care and services to the child. 4
16. Completes the following steps if a child is placed in an emergency shelter setting:
- Refers for placement in an appropriate setting as soon as possible; 8
Transitions the child to an appropriate placement setting as soon as possible
4. Please refer to SOP 13.10 Preparing the Presentation Summary Packet and SOP 13.30 Confidentiality of Closed Agency Adoption Records for guidance regarding information sharing and confidentiality specific to cases in which parental rights have been terminated and/or agency adoption records have been sealed.
8. If no appropriate placement is identified during the initial placement search, the SSW should continue to refer for placement, at a minimum every thirty (30) calendar days until appropriate placement is identified.