25 CFR 20.506 - What information is required in the foster care case file?
At a minimum the following information is required:
(a) Tribal enrollment verification in accordance with § 20.100;
(b) A written case plan (established within 30 days of placement), which would include a permanency plan detailing the need for and expected length of placement;
(c) Information on each child's health status and school records, including medications and immunization records;
(d) Parental consent(s) for emergency medical care, school, and transportation;
(e) A signed plan for payment, including financial responsibility of parents and use of other appropriate resources;
(f) A copy of the certification/license of the foster home;
(g) A current photo of each child;
(h) A copy of the social security card, birth certificate, Medicaid card and current court order;
(i) For a placement beyond 30 days, copy of the action taken or authorized by a court of competent jurisdiction that documents the need for protection of the child;
(j) For an involuntary placement, a social services assessment completed by a social services worker within 30 days of placement;
(k) Documentation of a minimum of one visit to the placement setting per month by the social services worker with each child; and
(l) A list of all prior placements, including the names of the foster parents and dates of placements.