Placement Changes

 

Often, children involved in the system have to move placements due to a variety of circumstances. There are many factors to consider- will the child be moving from relative/non-relative to relative non-relative, relative/non-relative to foster care or foster care to relative/non-relative.

Relative/Non Relative to Relative Non-Relative Placement

OR

Foster Care to Relative/Non-Relative Home

 

  1. Complete a home study and background check on the proposed home.

  2. Complete an affidavit for Modification of Placement (MOP) and submit to CLS.

  3. Notify the parents and GAL (if applicable) that a motion to move the child(ren) has been filed and to contact their attorney if there is an objection.  

    1. Once the MOP is approved, the child can be moved to the new home.

    2. Be sure to collect the child(ren)’s belongings, Child Resource Record(s), Medication(s)*, Medication Administration Record Log(s) to provide to the new caregivers.

    3. Update Safety Plan and review with new caregivers.

  4. Once the child has moved, complete an edit request in SCC Portal to reflect the new placement information and include all demographic information of the caregivers.

  5. Complete a Progress Update to reflect the child’s new placement.

  6. Complete a new Relative Caregiver Communication Form and submit to RevMax.

Relative/Non-Relative Home to Foster Care

  1. Attempt to find another relative/non-relative for placement. If none are available, discuss with Operations the need for the child to be moved into foster care.

  2. Complete a placement intake packet (J:Drive> CBC Forms in Alpha Order> Placement Intake Form).

  3. Send Placement Intake Form to county specific Placement Coordinator (Siobhan Hardcastle for Manatee or Shmir Corzine for Sarasota/Desoto).

  4. Complete an affidavit for Modification of Placement (MOP) and submit to CLS.

  5. Notify the parents and GAL (if applicable) that a motion to move the child(ren) has been filed and to contact their attorney if there is an objection. 

    1. Once the MOP is approved, the child can be moved to the new home.

    2. Be sure to collect the child(ren)’s belongings, Child Resource Record(s), Medication(s)*, Medication Administration Record Log(s) to provide to the new caregivers.

    3. Update Safety Plan and review with new caregivers

  6. Once the child has moved, complete an edit request in SCC Portal to reflect the new placement information.

  7. Complete a Progress Update to reflect the child’s new placement.

Child Exit Survey (CES): Complete a CES if the child was in a foster home for 30 days or more and is over the age of 5 within 5 days of move.

*For movement in medications, complete the Medication Inventory (J:Drive > CBC Forms in Alpha Order > Medication Inventory)