Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Caretaker is unable/unwilling to meet the child’s minimum medical,
food, clothing, shelter needs for reasons other than poverty

Children are removed for 100% poverty related reasons 

In criteria required to determine child maltreatment: There must be proof of psychological or physical injury to the child.

was  maltreatment determined? 
YES
What kind of diagnostic tool or expert was used to determine 
psychological injury?
 None 

What  psychological injury was found ?
None 
What expert determined the physical injury was the result of child abuse or maltreatment. 
None 

Adapted from Minn. Stat. 256F.07;
Part 9560.0220, subpart 9
Criteria for Seeking Child’s Removal from Home XVI-4356
Before seeking removal of a child from their home, the local social services agency must
evaluate the following:

1. Whether the child is an Indian child as defined in Minn. Stat. 260C.007, subd. 24; if so, the
local agency must follow the process for removal of an Indian child, which is described in
SSM XVI-4356.02. 

NOT DONE


2. Has the local agency made reasonable efforts to provide services that are:
a. relevant to the safety and protection of the child; 

NO

b. adequate to meet the needs of the child and family;
c. culturally appropriate; NO
d. available and accessible;NO
e. consistent and timely;NO
f. realistic under the circumstances.MN Department of Human Services Social Services Manual NO

Children’s Protective Services XVI-4000
Based on statutes and rules in effect as of 08/01/2000
3. In the case of child maltreatment, can the alleged perpetrator be removed from the child’s
home?
4. Are the child and child’s caregiver informed of the services the local agency offers and are
the services accepted?         NO


Children’s Protective Services XVI-4000
Based on statutes and rules in effect as of 08/01/2000
2. The local agency must determine whether a voluntary placement provides for the child’s health, safety, and welfare. 

Was this a voluntary placement?
NO

3. If the child is not placed voluntarily, and the child is in imminent danger, the local agency
must:
a. obtain the emergency removal of the child from the home by:
(1) seeking the assistance of the law enforcement agency to take the child into
immediate custody; or
(2) petitioning the juvenile court for immediate legal custody of the child; or
b. if the child is placed with a relative or in a shelter facility, advise the person taking the
child into custody, or the court, whether disclosure of the child’s location would
endanger the child.

Was there Imminent danger ?
NO
4. If the child is not placed voluntarily and the child is not in imminent danger, the local agency must ask the county attorney to petition the juvenile court for placement of the child
under the DHS Foster Care Rule, Parts 9560.0500 to 9560.0670.
5. Under Minn. Stat. 256F.07, subd. 1, when a child is placed on an emergency basis for alleged maltreatment, the local agency must review the placement to determine the services

necessary to allow the child to return home.

Did the county find and determine maltreatment based on the required criteria with professional experts or diagnostic tools  
NO
 was imminent danger found to be a factor 
NO
were the children returned home
NO
Caretaker is unable/unwilling to meet the child’s minimum medical,
food, clothing, shelter needs for reasons other than poverty

Children are removed for 100% poverty related reasons