§3 ch5: Working with Contracted Treatment Providers
Attachment E: Protective Services Child Care
Definition and Purpose
Protective services child care is a purchased child care service for children who are receiving preventive services or treatment for child abuse or neglect. Child care services are based upon the child’s need for child care as part of the Written Service Agreement, CD-14B or Child Assessment and Service Plan, CS-1 developed with the child’s family.
Children’s Division Staff is to refer to sections 1210.030.00 through 1210.030.55 in the Child Care Manual for Protective Services child care policy.
Special Instructions for HIV Children
The Children’s Service Worker shall utilize the team approach to determine the most appropriate child care setting for a child who tests HIV positive. Team members should include:
- The child’s physician;
- Public health representative;
- The child’s parent or caretaker;
- Children’s Division (CD) Worker;
- Potential child care provider; and,
- Child care licensing representative.
The HIV child in child care has the right to privacy. This right, necessary to protect the child from harm and persecution, requires that only those persons directly responsible for the child’s care should be informed of his/her condition. The child care provider should be informed of the child’s condition and advised of the prohibition against further disclosure.