Foster care is temporary substitute care for children who cannot remain safely in their home as determined by the Court. Child placement services shall be provided to any child in the custody or placement responsibility of a County Social Work Services. Placement of a child in foster care requires assessment of the child and family's needs and careful planning.
The placement process focuses on the whole family rather than only on the child in placement.
Child placement needs are evaluated, arranged, maintained and supervised in licensed or Court-sanctioned placement, with services to assist in reunification or another permanent plan for the child. The agency provides services in conjunction with the community are community-based, culturally competent, child centered and family focused.