Death of a Child

No one plans for this. But if a foster child dies for any reason, you must call the agency social worker and the county social worker immediately. If the worker is not available, call the supervisor, or manager.

The social worker will: Call law enforcement to locate the death report if an officer was present after the child’s death.

Notify the child’s parents or you may request that the agency social worker inform the parents. 

Notify your agency and county worker of the death and the surrounding circumstances.

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