Listening Sessions: Safe Haven rules
July 9, 2021
The Colorado Department of Human Services Division of Child Welfare is updating Volume 7 to include rules to address assessments of referrals when an infant is voluntarily surrendered to staff at a hospital, community clinic emergency center, or fire station within 72 hours of birth and the caregiver does not express an intent to return for the infant in accordance with C.R.S.19-3-304.5. The purpose of this addition and revision of rule is to provide consistency in assessments of voluntarily surrendered infants.
The revisions also contain changes to who may be designated at a county department to conduct an egregious, near-fatal, or fatal assessment. This revision follows a recommendation from the Child Fatality Review Team to review the requirements. The revision allows for county discretion in determining what constitutes a conflict of interest for a caseworker who has had prior involvement with a family.
Public comment session dates:
July 19, 2021, 12-1 p.m.
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July 20, 2021, 5-6 p.m.
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