Oregon Department of Human Services, Child Welfare Programs

Rule Rule 413-080-0059
Monitoring the Out-of-Home Ongoing Safety Plan


(1)

To manage an out-of-home ongoing safety plan, the caseworker must have monthly contact with the following individuals:

(a)

Face-to-face contact with the child or young adult, or review the documentation of the contact made by Department staff under OAR 413-080-0054 (Monthly Face-to-Face Contact Requirements)(1);

(b)

Face-to-face contact with the child’s parents or guardians, except as provided in OAR 413-080-0054 (Monthly Face-to-Face Contact Requirements)(2); and

(c)

Contact with each safety service provider.

(2)

The caseworker must determine whether the child or young adult is safe.

(3)

The caseworker must determine whether:

(a)

Behaviors, conditions, or circumstances within the family require an increase in the level of safety intervention;

(b)

Conditions for return have been achieved and an in-home ongoing safety plan can assure the safety of the child; and if so, must develop an in-home ongoing safety plan under the criteria set forth in OAR 413-015-0450 (Develop an Ongoing Safety Plan); or

(c)

The ongoing safety plan is keeping the child or young adult safe and provides the appropriate level of safety intervention.

(4)

If the caseworker determines the out-of-home ongoing safety plan must still be in place but level of intervention of the out-of home ongoing safety plan must be revised, the caseworker must:

(a)

Reduce the level of intervention whenever --

(A)

The improved protective capacity of the parent or guardian is sufficient to impact his or her ability to control the impending danger safety threats as they are occurring within the family; and

(B)

An impending danger safety threat can be managed with less intrusive actions or services.

(b)

Increase the level of intervention whenever an identified impending danger safety threat cannot be managed with the current ongoing safety plan.

(5)

The revised ongoing safety plan must:

(a)

Comply with the criteria of OAR 413-015-0450 (Develop an Ongoing Safety Plan); and

(b)

Be approved by the caseworker’s supervisor.

(6)

Department staff must document in the Department’s information system:

(a)

How the ongoing safety plan continues to manage the impending danger safety threats as they are occurring within the family, or any revised ongoing safety plan and the facts supporting that revision; and

(b)

Any protective action plan if required to assure the safety of the child or young adult.
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