4201. Emergency Planning for Birth Parents and Legal Guardians

Purpose

To store current birth parent(s) and/or legal guardian(s) name, address and phone number and emergency contact information for all children in out-of-home care, in case of a disaster or emergency.

Policy

  1. The assigned Social Worker is responsible for ensuring birth parent(s) and/or legal guardians of children placed in out-of-home care have the following information documented in the information management system:
    1. Emergency Contact Name; Recommend One In-State and One Out-of-State Contact
    2. Current Address for Birth Parent/Legal Guardian and Emergency Contact Person(s)
    3. Current Phone Number(s) for Birth Parent/Legal Guardian and Emergency Contact Person(s) (As applicable)
  2. The social worker is responsible for reviewing and updating this information as change occurs and at a minimum annually.