Foster Care Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
  • Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, Information meetings are cancelled until further notice! Please call (608) 334-4417 for information on becoming a foster parent.

FOSTER CARE: POLICIES & REGULATIONS
Foster Parent Handbook
State of Wisconsin Wisconsin Foster Parent Handbook
Wisconsin Administrative Code | Ch. DCF 56 | Foster Home Care for Children
Foster parents must meet criteria specified in Ch. DCF 56. *Note: this link goes to a site not controlled by DCDHS.
Wisconsin Statute | Ch. 48 | Childen's Code
Chapter 48 - Children's Code *Note: this link goes to a site not controlled by DCDHS.
Wisconsin Statute | Ch. 938 | Juvenile Justice Code
Chapter 938 - Juvenile Justice Code *Note: this link goes to a site not controlled by DCDHS.
Prohibition of Restraint in Foster Homes
Source: Wisconsin Child Welfare Training System – Pre-placement Training for Foster Parents – Developed 12/2007
Independent Investigations
Protective Services/Child Welfare | Policy 81-04-24 Rev. Date 11-04-13 | Independent Investigations
Transportation Reimbursment
Transportation Reimbursment Guidelines | Rev. Date 02-05-14
Uniform Foster Care Rate
Uniform Foster Care Rate
Extension of Out-of-Home Care
Extension of Out-of-Home Care Policy | adapted from DSP Numbered Memo Series 2014-06

Do you have more questions? Would you like to apply? Please call 608-242-NEED (242-6333) or 608-242-6303 and talk with a Dane County Human Services Foster Care staff member.


HOURS OF OPERATION
MONDAY - FRIDAY: 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
 
Phone 608-242-NEED (6333)

Fax 608-242-6294

 

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