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consultation with the kin caregiver, the sending state agency case manager will arrange for transportation of the child to placement in the approved home.

5.

The sending state case manager will complete the Border Agreement Kinship Safety Placement Checklist and Consent for Medical Treatment/Educational Services securing all signatures of parent(s)/guardian and kin caregiver prior to the placement.  A copy will be given to all parties concurrent with the physical placement of the child.  

6.

The next business day after placement is made, the following must be completed:  

a.

The receiving state agency case manager will fax or electronically scan a copy of the BA Kinship Safety Study, including attachments to the sending state agency case manager;

b.

The sending state agency case manager will initiate a call to the receiving state agency case manager to discuss the need for any immediate services and schedule a Family Team Meeting.  (If TN DCS is the sending state agency, contact is the Child Protective Services Supervisor at the VLDSS noted on the collateral attachment; if Virginia LDSS is the sending state agency, contact the Kinship Coordinator for TN DCS Northeast at 423-979-5273)

c.

The sending state agency case manager will make arrangements for the scheduling, and identification and notice to pertinent parties and document the Family Team Meeting in cooperation with the receiving state case manager prior to the expiration of the BA Immediate Safety Plan.  See II. B. 3.

7.

The Family Team Meeting will determine and document action needed to ensure the child’s safety and well-being in the placement.  The actions will be mutually agreed upon by both the sending state and receiving state agency and other parties involved in the Family Team Meeting.

C. Denial of BA Kinship Safety Study

1.

The receiving state agency case manager will communicate a decision to deny placement pursuant to the BA Kinship Safety Study to the sending state agency case manager by telephone within 30 minutes of the determination.  

2.

The receiving state agency case manager will fax or electronically scan a copy of the BA Kinship Safety Study, including attachments to the sending state agency case manager on the next business day.    

III. Termination of Border Agreement Kinship Safety Study Placement

     A.  VA LDSS (Sending State)

1.

VA LDSS case manager may request the child return to Virginia at any time during the Border Agreement Kinship Safety Study placement based upon their assessment of the parent(s)/guardian(s) ability to resume care of the child or in the event new circumstances have occurred.  TN DCS Northeast Region will assist in returning the child to VA LDSS if needed.  The BA Kinship Safety Placement will be closed as “child returned to sending state.”

2.

VA LDSS case manager may petition the court for a Protective Order requesting the custodial caregiver cooperate with services upon return of the child before the Border Agreement Kinship Safety study placement expires (R:  II.B.3). The BA Kinship Safety Placement will be closed as “Protective Order Obtained.”

The Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children Procedures Manual

Revised: January, 2012                                                                                                                           Page 56

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