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Jointly, the TN ICPC Administrator and the TN DCS Regional staff will secure from the  Receiving State case manager as specific information as possible as to the circumstances of the disruption, where the child is presently located and with whom, and what the Receiving State anticipates their recommendation will be both verbally and in writing.  


TN ICPC Administrator will request that the locals from both states work details out together regarding whether additional services are needed to salvage the placement and/or whether the child needs to be returned to the jurisdiction of the State of TN.  


Upon notice of a potential disruption, the child’s assigned TN DCS Regional staff will request a disruption CFTM to discuss the safety and viability of continuing the placement and determine if it is appropriate to continue the placement. The disruption CFTM will include pertinent parties including case manager/supervisor of the Receiving State agency, the placement resource and child as needed, the child’s GAL and others in the Sending State.  Copies of the written results of the CFTM which will include specific action steps and timetables agreed upon among parties will be forwarded to the TN ICPC Administrator within twenty-four (24) hours of the CFTM.


If the child needs to be returned, the TN DCS Regional staff will need to establish a placement for the child to return to and will contact the appropriate TN State Office Personnel to secure flight arrangements, providing dates and airports needed to be addressed. Responsible contact is listed in the front of this Manual.  


The TN DCS Regional staff is responsible to notify pertinent parties in the Receiving State of the flight arrangements, dates, etc., and is responsible to identify how the child will be transported to the airport and who will be responsible to assure that the child is monitored/secure until the child is placed on the flight home and who will meet the child upon arrival and take responsibility for the child.    


If the child needs escort, it is the responsibility of the TN DCS Regional staff to secure arrangements for escort.


Once the crisis has been resolved, the TN DCS Regional staff needs to file or scan a written report to the TN ICPC Administrator as to whether the child remained in the placement in the Receiving State and services expected in order to stabilize the placement /permanency or that the child has returned to the State of TN temporarily and TN DCS anticipates a return of the child to the same resource within thirty (30) days  or TN DCS is requesting the ICPC record to be closed effective the date the child physically returned to the jurisdiction of the State of TN as the resource will not be used nor further services required under the ICPC.


Children from Another State Placed in Tennessee:

Article III (a) & (b) and Article II (d):  “Prior to sending, bringing or causing any child to be sent or brought into a receiving state for placement in foster care or preliminary to a possible adoption, or in a child-caring agency or institution, the sending agency shall furnish the appropriate public authorities in the receiving state written notice of the intent to send, bring or place the child into the receiving state.”




All ICPC Referrals received from another state pursuant to compliance with the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children are required to contain the same minimal documents as specified under Section I, A., 11 or as referenced in Section I, B. Unique Referrals or Appendix B, Border Agreements, of this Manual.

The Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children Procedures Manual

Revised: January, 2012                                                                                                                           Page 30

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