Utah Admin. Code R512-1-4 - [Repealed]
Current through Bulletin 2022-07, April 1, 2022
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(1) Protective Services. Child abuse and neglect investigation and services shall be provided to eligible clients. All referrals received alleging child abuse and neglect will be screened for assessment and/or investigation in accordance with the provisions of Section 62A-4a-409. Child and Family Services' caseworkers recognize that parents have the right, obligation, responsibility, and authority to raise, manage, train, educate, provide for, and reasonably discipline their children. They also recognize that removal affects these rights, creating a long-term impact on children. Child and Family Services' caseworkers are dedicated to maintaining children with their family when circumstances and services can make it safe for the children to remain home. Child and Family Services will determine whether or not a child has been abused or neglected, or is in danger thereof, and shall take necessary action to protect the child from potential danger. Temporary care of children in crisis placements may be provided when children cannot be returned home due to the likelihood of further abuse or neglect. The parents of a child in a crisis placement will be kept informed of the child's health and safety and will be involved in developing plans for themselves and their child. If parents desire to visit their child in a crisis placement, staff will arrange, as appropriate, visits with the child at the location designated by staff. Assessment and treatment services will be provided to victims of child sexual abuse and their families.
(a) Access. Investigations and/or assessments will be conducted using all appropriate referrals of alleged child abuse or neglect.
(b) Eligibility. A report of occurrence of child abuse or that a child is at risk thereof will constitute sufficient eligibility.
(2) Youth Services. Short-term crisis counseling services and shelter to runaway, homeless, and ungovernable youth and their families may be provided in order to stabilize the family.
(a) Access. Any youth, family, or other agency can access services defined in this rule, as long as the child is determined to be homeless, ungovernable, or a runaway.
(b) Eligibility. Youth who are either homeless or ungovernable or who have run away shall be eligible.