Protecting the Rights and Providing Appropriate Services to LGBTQIA2S+ Youth in Out-of-Home Care - Pennsylvania

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Rights of LGBTQIA2S+ Youth in Foster Care

Citation: Admin. Code Tit. 55, § 3800.32

A child in foster care has the following rights:

  • To not be discriminated against because of their race, color, religious creed, disability, handicap, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, or sex
  • To be treated with fairness, dignity, and respect

Supports for LGBTQIA2S+ Youth in Care

Citation: Admin. Code Tit. 55, § 3800.32

A child in foster care has the following rights:

  • To receive appropriate medical and behavioral health treatment
  • To have clean, seasonal clothing that is age and gender appropriate

Placement Considerations

This issue is not addressed in the laws and policies reviewed.

Caregiver Qualifications

This issue is not addressed in the laws and policies reviewed.

Definitions

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