The Idaho Child Protective Act, Child and Family Services Administrative Rules, and Child and Family Services practice standards define the laws, rules, and policies of the Idaho Child and Family Services Program.
Idaho Child Protective Act
The Idaho Child Protective Act is the general law that governs child protective services in Idaho.
Child and Family Services Administrative Rules
Child and Family Services Administrative Rules clarify the law in greater detail and can be helpful to understanding more specific procedures.
Idaho Administrative Rules
Idaho Child and Family Services Practice Standards
Child and Family Services practice standards are internal to the program and provide guidance to social workers. The standards are heavily influenced by best practices and federal and state laws. Those that are relevant to responding to child maltreatment are referenced below.
Responding to child abuse, neglect, and abandonment
Idaho's process for receiving and documenting reports of child maltreatment. Definitions and the protocol for deciding if a report is a assigned to a social worker are explained.
Time frames that social workers must follow when responding to a report of child maltreatment.
Child safety is the central concern and function of child protection. This standard explains the process social workers follow to make safety decisions when working with families both initially and ongoing.
Learn more about child protection's role and response when reports of substance affected infants are received.
Outlines how the department assesses allegations of educational neglect.