5184. Foster Parent Liaison

  1. The legislature, in RCW 74.13.340, mandated that CA provide foster parent liaison positions throughout the state. See the CA Case Services Policy Manual, chapter 8000, section 8110. CA contracts with the liaison agencies to:
    1. Provide support, consultation, and assistance to foster parents in accessing the DCFS and DLR systems;
    2. Troubleshoot issues;
    3. Promote teamwork between the foster parent and the social worker; and
    4. Expedite the licensing process.
    5. See the specific foster parent liaison contract for additional details on services.
  2. The CA social worker must refer the foster parent to a liaison in instances where the foster parent requests assistance from a liaison.