4.27.3 Serious Injury of a Child in Foster Care


Practice Guidance


​The SSW:​

  1. Determines that medical treatment has been sought, or directs that it be initiated when a child in OOHC incurs serious physical injury; 
  2. Follows guidelines of Child Fatality/Near Child Fatality, and any appropriate regional procedures; 
  3. Makes a report if there is reason to suspect that the child’s injury was due to maltreatment and a report has not been made; 
  4. Directs all inquiries from the media to the Cabinet’s office of communications.