Foster parents have a legal obligation to keep information about your foster child confidential. The social worker shares information with you to help you understand the child and to explain why he must live away from his own parents for a period of time.

This information is confidential and may not be discussed with others.

The child's social worker is available to share pertinent information with doctors, teachers, and other professionals as needed.

Contact the social worker if you have any questions about what is confidential and with whom you may share information.

If you receive unauthorized visitors or telephone calls asking for specific information about a foster child or requesting to contact a child, do not give any information. Report the incident as soon as possible to the social worker.

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