Handbook Revision, December 1, 2022
These revisions of the Child Protective Services Handbook were published on December 1, 2022.
On September 1, 2017, the investigations branch of CPS became a separate division named Child Protective Investigations (CPI). Until CPI develops its own policy handbook, investigation policies and procedures will remain in the CPS Handbook.
Home Screening Interviews (PATS 13782)
This handbook revision updates Foster and Adoptive Home Development (FAD) policy to describe the diligent efforts required to locate and contact an adult who is the child of a prospective parent for a home screening interview.
With this new policy, if a waiver or variance is required for an adult child interview, FAD staff will go through HHS Child Care Regulation (CCR) for approval. Obtaining CCR’s approval is already current practice for interviews of children who are 12–17 years old.
7512.1 Home Screening Interviews
Reports That Require Program Director or Program Administrator Approval for Closure (PATS 13886)
This handbook revision updates policy about the approvals necessary when using a Priority None closure code for a report of abuse or neglect.
2156.5 Reports of Abuse or Neglect That Require Program Director Approval for Closure
2156.6 Reports of Abuse or Neglect That Require Program Administrator Approval for Closure