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Foster Care: Monitoring the Health and Safety of Children Through the Complaint Resolution and Licensing Process

Under Title IV-E of the SSA, States must establish complaint procedures for handling allegations or referrals of abuse and noncompliance of health and safety requirements for foster care children. We will review whether complaints are recorded, investigated, and resolved in accordance with Federal and State requirements. We will also review States' oversight process to ensure they meet licensing requirements for foster care family homes (SSA Title IV-E § 471(a)(9) and Title IV-E § 472(c)(1)).

Announced or Revised Agency Title Component Report Number(s) Expected Issue Date (FY)
October 2017 Administration for Children and Families Foster Care: Monitoring the Health and Safety of Children Through the Complaint Resolution and Licensing Process Office of Audit Services W-00-16-25056; various reviews 2018

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