4.63 Athletic Program Participation



Practice Guidance

  • ​Foster parents may not provide consent for a child’s participation in an athletic program. 
  • When the sponsoring organization offers insurance coverage, arrangements are made for the child to participate in the insurance program, and the foster parents are reimbursed for its cost.


The SSW:
  1. Seeks permission from the child’s birth parent to allow the child to participate in an athletic program if parental rights are intact; 
  2. Is able to consent for the child’s participation if the birth parent is not available or will not grant permission for the child to participate.