Legal Issues in Out-of-Home Care
Federal laws provide guidance and minimum standards for out-of-home care practice. State laws and policies provide further direction for child welfare agencies. Family and juvenile courts play a key role in out-of-home care practice, as they must approve all removals of children and case plans for children and families.
- State laws related to out-of-home care
- Legal issues for caregivers
- Legal issues for youth in foster care
- Related resources
|Understanding Child Welfare and the Courts|
|Series Title:||Factsheets for Families|
|Author(s):||Child Welfare Information Gateway.
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|Year Published:||2011 - 5 pages|
|Serves as a quick guide to the general types of court hearings that family members may experience when they are involved with the child welfare system. The factsheet traces the steps of a child welfare case through the court system and includes information on who should attend hearings, State child welfare laws, sample questions a family member might ask a child welfare worker about court hearings, and resources for helping children or youth prepare for court hearings.|