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Agreement, the child may remain in the approved BA Kinship Safety Placement, if the TN DCS case manager concurrently files a request for an ICPC Regulation #7 Priority study order on the relative caretaker where the child is currently in a BA Kinship Safety Placement which specifies intent to seek to seek compliance with the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC). The TN DCS case manager must execute an ICPC Regulation #7 Priority Request, meeting all terms and definitions as outlined in the ICPC regulations within two (2) business days.  Until completion of the ICPC Regulation #7 Expedited study and issuance of decision, all protections, services and supervisory responsibility over the child remain with the sending state pursuant to the terms and conditions outlined in the Family Team Meeting as if this were a temporary placement.  The BA Kinship Safety Placement episode will be closed as “Regulation #7 initiated-Agency custody”.

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If other court action is initiated to terminate the BA Kinship Safety placement, the BA Kinship Safety Placement will be closed as “termination by court action”.

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If the parent(s) guardian(s) were only in Tennessee on a temporary basis and are “otherwise free to leave,” they may return to Virginia and request appropriate services from the Virginia LDSS to help ensure the parent(s)/ guardian(s) have an ongoing and appropriate relationship with their child.  They may do this on a voluntary basis.  The BA Kinship Safety Study placement will be closed as “parents return to sending State”.   

***Best Practice Note ***  

If the receiving state agency has had previous contact with the parents(s)/ guardians of the children regarding other allegations of abuse or neglect or otherwise learns of prior acts of abuse or neglect within the state, the receiving state agency may take such action as deems appropriate.  If necessary, the sending state agency will provided certified copies of its records of actions taken in the sending state to help the receiving state agency initiate court action against the parent(s) guardian(s) in the receiving state.

Tennessee Department of Children’s Services Forms:

CS-0928 Border Agreement Non-Custodial Immediate Safety

CS-0929 Border Agreement Non-Custodial Consent for Transportation

CS-0927 Border Agreement for Kinship Home Placement Checklist and Consent

    for Medical Treatment

Collateral Documents:  Virginia Local Department of Social services Contact for Child Protective Services Supervisors; Border Agreement Glossary

The Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children Procedures Manual

Revised: January, 2012                                                                                                                           Page 58

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