DFCS Online Policies & Procedures

  DFCS Online Policies & Procedures

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Handbook 7:  Relative Home Approvals
7-7 Assessment of Respite Care Providers
Relative Home Approvals
7-7 Assessment of Respite Care Providers
Reference Points
Overview
Respite Care in the Relative's Home
Respite Care in the Respite Provider's Home
Respite Providers with Day Care Licenses


Reference Points
Effective Date: TBA
Last Updated: 5/30/2008
 Legal Basis:
Pdf California Code of Regulation, Title 22, Division 6, Chapter 9.5, Article 3
 Non CWS/CMS Forms:
bullet Criminal Records Statement (LIC 508 D)
pdf Out-of-State Disclosure & Criminal Record Statement (LIC 508 D)
 

pdf LIC 508 D (Spanish)

 

pdf LIC 508 D (Vietnamese)

MS Word Sheriff's Dept. Criminal Record Check  Request (CLETS) -Combined SCZ 686A - SCZ152A for Caregivers and Volunteers
MS Word Exemption Review/ Request Letter SCZ200N
MS Word Exemption Review/Decision Letter SCZ200P
MS Word Director's Exemption Regarding WIC 361.4 (d) (3) SCZ49
 CWS/CMS Forms:
bullet CWS/CMS Contact Notebook
bullet Checklist of Health and Safety Standards (SOC 817)


Overview  

Relatives and NREFMs may use respite care for supervision of a child placed with them. Respite care providers must undergo criminal and child abuse referral background checks to assure the child's safety in their care, prior to their caring for the child. Background checks are not necessary for a child to have infrequent, single night stays with a friend's family, unless the social worker has reason to believe, after conferring with the caregiver, that a child's friend or friend's family member has a criminal or child abuse referral record. The relative or NREFM caregiver is responsible for determining that the respite caregiver is otherwise suitable and the respite caregiver's home environment is safe.

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Respite Care in the Relative's Home  

If the respite care provider cares for the child in the relative or NREFM home, the social worker:

  • Obtains a Criminal Records Statement

(LIC 508 D)available in English, Spanish or Vietnamese, from the provider.

  • Conducts criminal background check on the provider, using the Sheriff's Dept. Criminal Record Check Request (CLETS) - Combined SCZ 686A-SCZ152 for Caregivers and Volunteers.
  • Conducts a child abuse referral check on the provider.
  • Enters the criminal record check results into the CWS/CMS CWS/CMS Contact Page.
  • Enters the child abuse or neglect referral check results into the CWS/CMS Contact Page.
  • Follows Director's Exemption or Administrative Review procedures, if necessary.
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Respite Care in the Provider's Home  

If the respite provider cares for the child in the provider's own home, the social worker:

  • Obtains a Criminal Records Statement (LIC 508 D)from the provider and any adults in the provider's home.

  • Conducts criminal background check on the provider and each adult in the provider's home, using the Sheriff's Dept. Criminal Record Check Request (CLETS) - Combined SCZ 686A-SCZ152 for Caregivers and Volunteers .

  • Conducts a child abuse referral check on the provider and each adult in the provider's home.

  • Submits a Director's Exemption or Administrative Review, if necessary.

  • Enters the criminal and child abuse referral record check into the CWS/CMS Contact Page.

  • Conducts a home inspection, using the SOC 817 as a guide.
    • Any deficiencies requiring a Corrective Action Plan must be verified by the social worker as having been corrected, prior to the person providing respite care for the child in the provider's own home.

  • Files the SOC 817 in the Placement section of the case file.
    • The SOC 817 is not submitted to the Placement Tracking Team (PTT).

A home inspection of the provider's home, using the SOC 817, is required at least annually thereafter.

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Respite Providers with Day Care Licenses  

If the provider has a day care license, the social worker:

  • Makes a copy of the license or visually reviews the license.
  • Documents in the CWS/CMS Contact page the license number and date of approval.
  • Files the copy of the license, if obtained, in the Placement section of the child's case file.
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