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Handbook 3: Assessment Guides
3-16.5   CAT - Case Closure Tool
Assessment Guides
3-16.5  CAT - Case Closure Tool
Reference Points
Overview
Purpose of the Case Closure Tool
Who Completes the Case Closure Tool
Completing the Case Closure Tool
Other References


Reference Points
Effective Date: 5/1/07
Last Updated:

9/4/09

 CWS/CMS Forms:
bullet Comprehensive Assessment Tool - Case Closure Tool


Overview  

The following link for a video instruction on using the Case Closure Tool.

CAT Case Closure Tool - Instructional Video


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Purpose of the Case Closure Tool  

The Tool is to be used to determine whether:

  • The child is in a safe and permanent home.
  • The social worker can safely terminate child welfare involvement.
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Who Completes the Case Closure Tool  

The social worker assigned responsibility for the ongoing case management of a case completes the Case Closure (CC) Tool.  This includes:

  • DI social workers
  • VFM social workers
  • IS social workers
  • Continuing social workers

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Completing the Case Closure Tool  

Refer to page 95 of the PDF CAT User Guide.

  • One form is completed for each child in the case.
  • The Case Closure (CC) Assessment Tool is to be completed when the case plan goal for the child has been achieved.
  • Completion of the CAT - CC Tool is not necessary when closing a referral.
    • The CAT - ER Tool is used when closing referrals.



In completing the Case Closure Assessment Tool, the social worker:

  • Opens the case in CWS/CMS.
  • Opens a new Case Closing Tool.
  • Clicks Start/Resume WIZARD to complete the Tool.
  • Fills in the yellow field of the Assessment Date.
  • Completes questions under each of the categories numbered 2 through 12.
    • Include a narrative statement under category 12, Comments/Closing Summary, that indicates the steps taken to link the family to services and specifies the aftercare or follow-up plan, if one is developed.
      • If copying a closing summary from another document, the Control V function must be used to paste the text into the narrative box
  • Types his/her name and the date on the signature and date lines at the end of the Tool.
  • Saves the Tool online by clicking the Exit and Save Document button at the lower right of the WIZARD Main Menu.
    • The Tool is saved in CWS/CMS for future reference.

 

Supervisor:

  • Opens and reviews the Tool in CWS/CMS.

  • Saves the Tool by clicking on the Form Completed, Save for Analysis button at the bottom of the Wizard Main Menu, if approving the Tool.

  • Types his/her name and date on the signature and date lines at the end of the Tool to indicate approval.
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Other References  
PDF CAT User Guide
bullet2 OPP Chapter 3-16: Comprehensive Assessment Tool (CAT)
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