Child Protective Services

Handbook Revision, February 2015

This revision of the Child Protective Services Handbook was published on February 2, 2015. Summaries of new or revised items are provided below.

7000 Foster and Adoptive Home Development (PATS 7452)

The 7000 section of the CPS handbook is replaced in its entirety. Information has been updated and reorganized.

Several policy alerts have been combined and published together:

Intermittent Alternate Care (PATS 4417)

Screening and Verifying Foster and Adoptive Homes (PATS 5423)

Home and Family Assessment Process (PATS 5424)

Staff were informed of these policies with the release of PSAs:

13-001 (10/1/2012) and

13-021 (12/17/2012).

Developing Foster and Adoptive Homes (PATS 5425)

Checking Criminal Records and Abuse and Neglect History in Foster and Adoptive Homes (PATS 5082)