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Agreement for Title IV-E Agencies and Providers for the Provision of Child Placement

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Josephine Davidson
09-29-2017 (2:48pm)
Article XXII - Provider agrees to submit the names, birthdates and social security numbers, for all foster parents into the State Automated Child Welfare System (SACWIS). Also to be included are the names, birthdates, social security numbers of any other adults living in each of the Providers licensed placement resources. The information will be used to complete criminal background checks on all adult members living in the Providers placement resources. The Criminal Justice Information System NKA Justice Web may be used to crosscheck the names with the records maintained in that system on a daily basis. All information provided by the Agency to Justice Web is confidential. The Agency ensures the information will not be released as a public record. The Agency will maintain the information in a secure manner. A Central Registry Check, Social Media Check; such as, Facebook, Twitter, etc., and a local police check may be conducted on any person(s) in contact with the child(ren) in the Providers care. This includes but is not limited to employees, volunteers, mentors, etc. A criminal records check (FBI/BCI) , SACWIS check, and background check is required of any person(s) assigned to work and/or transport child(ren) in the care of the Provider. The Agency will notify the Provider of any matched information regarding criminal conviction(s) involving any of the Providers adult placement resource members. The Provider will then be responsible for assessing the safety of each child residing in the placement resource who is in the custody of the Agency. The Provider will share the results of the assessment with the Agency within twenty-four (24) hours. Any decision to remove a child(ren) from the Provider placement resource, based upon the result of the assessment, will be made by the Provider and the Agency. Provider agrees to notify the Agency within forty-eight (48) hours with the name(s) of any new adult that moves into the placement resource household regardless of the intended duration.
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