Concurrent Planning for Timely Permanency for Children - California

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Defining Concurrent Planning

Citation: Child Welf. Serv. Man. § 31-002

'Concurrent services track' means the portion of the case plan for a child receiving family reunification services that identifies the child's permanency alternative and the services necessary to achieve permanency should family reunification fail.

State Approaches to Concurrent Planning

Citation: Welf. & Inst. Code §§ 706.6(m); 16501.1(g)(10)

When out-of-home services are used and the goal is reunification, the case plan shall describe the services that were provided to prevent removal of the minor from the home, the services to be provided to assist in reunification, and the services to be provided concurrently to achieve legal permanency if efforts to reunify fail.

If out-of-home services are used and the goal is reunification, the case plan shall describe the services to be provided to assist in reunification and the services to be provided concurrently to achieve legal permanency if efforts to reunify fail. The plan also shall consider in-State and out-of-State placements, the importance of developing and maintaining sibling relationships pursuant to § 16002, and the desire and willingness of the caregiver to provide legal permanency for the child if reunification is unsuccessful.