Child Protection Policies & Procedures

If you are interested in more information about the laws, rules, and policies of the Idaho Child Welfare Program, here are some resources to help get you started.   

The Idaho Child Protective Act is the general law that governs child protective services in Idaho.  

Child and Family Services Administrative Rules explains and clarifies the law in greater detail and can be helpful to understanding more specific procedures.

Idaho Child Welfare Standards are internal to the Child and Family Services program and provide practice guidance to social workers.  Standards are heavily influenced by best practices and federal and state laws.  Those that are relevant to responding to child maltreatment are referenced below.         

Little girl walking in park
Idaho Child Protective Act
A happy family in a park on a sunny day
Idaho Administrative Rules - Child and Family Services