Child Protective Services Handbook Revision January 2011

This revision of the Child Protective Services Handbook was published on January 1, 2011. Summaries of new or revised items are provided below.

Workload Management System

Pre-Kindergarten and Head Start Employees

Workload Management System (PATS 3837)

The items below are removed because this type of case coding is no longer used in CPS. Section 3000 outlines types of cases worked in FPR based on the risk to the children, and outlines the criteria for each type of FPR case.

1492 Ongoing Priority of Cases

1493 Case Assignment

References to the deleted items have been removed in the item below, which is not otherwise revised:

1491 Workload Management Conference

Pre-Kindergarten and Head Start Enrollment (PATS 3997)

Every child between the ages of 3 and 5 who is in the conservatorship of DFPS will be enrolled in a pre-kindergarten program offered through the public schools or Head Start, if appropriate and in the child’s best interest. See:

4200 School Options for Children