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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 22. Social Services
Agency 40. Department Of Social Services
Chapter 100. Minimum Standards for Licensed Child Caring Institutions

22VAC40-100-260. Social work services.

A. Social work services shall be the function of the social work staff either employed or contracted and shall include:

1. Regular contacts with the child and his parents or guardian to help them maintain their relationships with the child and plan for his future care;

2. A review of each child's status, progress, and family situation at least semiannually and more frequently as needed for the purpose of evaluating the need for continuing care in the institution or a different form of care;

3. Help for the child with problems that affect his ability to have satisfying personal relationships and use of his capacity for growth;

4. Conferences with child care staff, providing sufficient information about the child and his family situation so that they may understand the child's needs and help him to his adjustment to group living;

5. Appropriate referrals to and maintenance of continuing relationships with community resources and services needed by the children and their parents;

6. Close work with the child and child placing agency with whom placement outside the institution is being considered.

B. Periodic conferences shall be held with child placing agencies holding custody of children in care.

Statutory Authority

§§ 63.2-217 and 63.2-1734 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR615-24-01 §VI, eff. November 22, 1972; amended, eff. July 1, 1981, eff. February 1, 1984, eff. May 1, 1984, eff. July 1, 1984.

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